Coal-Fired Steam Plants

Course Number: O-4003
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Lee Layton, P.E.
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Overview

In Coal-Fired Steam Plants, you'll learn ...

  • How coal is used to generate electricity
  • The different types of coal
  • The heat content of the different coal types
  • The different types of coal-fired steam plants

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 51 pages

Coal fired power plants are an established source of electricity that provides vast quantities of inexpensive, reliable power. Power generation from coal burning produces about 51% of the electricity generated in the U.S. In addition, known coal reserves are expected to last for centuries at the current rates of usage.

This four-hour course is an overview of how coal-fired power plants operate. The course goes into detail about the US coal industry, its history as a fuel source, and gives a detailed look at each of the components in a modern coal-fired steam plant. In addition, some of the environmental concerns with coal-fired steam plants are discussed.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How coal is used to generate electricity
  • The different types of coal
  • The heat content of the different coal types
  • The different types of coal-fired steam plants
  • The benefits of ultra-super-critical coal-fired steam plants
  • How energy is produced at a steam plant
  • The issues with carbon dioxide
  • How carbon sequestration may help the environment

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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