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  • 1) Operates boilers, turbines, generators, and auxiliary equipment at generating plant to produce electricity: Monitors control board and regulates equipment, according to procedures and information obtained from recording and indicating instruments.

  • 2) Adjusts controls of water and cold feed systems, blowers, and igniters to start up or shut down boilers.

  • 3) Controls operation of boiler auxiliary equipment, such as water and vacuum pumps, coal driers and pulverizers, steam condensers, and soot blowers, to ensure efficient operation of boilers.

  • 4) Adjusts boiler controls to provide steam at specified temperature and pressure for turbine loads according to power demands.

  • 5) Adjusts controls to regulate speed, voltage, and phase of incoming turbines to coincide with voltage and phase of power being generated.

  • 6) Synchronizes incoming generating units with units in operation and closes circuit breaker at exact instant of coincidence.

  • 7) Monitors gauges to determine effect of generator load on related equipment, such as bus bars and voltage regulators.

  • 8) Adjusts transformer controls to regulate flow of power between generating stations and substations.

  • 9) Operates switchgear to regulate and transfer power loads to protect maintenance workers engaged in repairing or cleaning equipment.

  • 10) Records malfunctions of equipment, instruments, or controls on logsheet.




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Job Number: 7775