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Course: 7300 Process Instrumentation (NIC320)

Course Code: Course Name:
NIC320 7300 Process Instrumentation
Course ID: Course Duration:
10283207 10.0 Day(s)

Description:

The 7300 Process Control System Initial Training Course will prepare the successful student to maintain the 7300 Process Control System in accordance with plant procedures and vendor technical manual using all appropriate Human Performance tools.  This course is intended for I&C technicians and system engineers.  No previous experience with the 7300 Process Control System is necessary, although some background in electronics may be helpful. 

Consistent with the Nuclearning® Educational Model, the 7300 Process Control System Initial Training Course incorporates numerous student-centered learning activities to help the student learn and remember the concepts being studied. This approach puts the student at the center of the learning process making him an active participant in all learning activities. Specifically, the course incorporates instructor facilitated discussions, classroom exercises, equipment demonstrations, group work exercises, signal tracing, and hands-on troubleshooting.  Many actual plant problems are used to provide experience in troubleshooting common system failures.

It is very difficult, in operating plants, to find opportunities to train on actual plant equipment. The 7300 Process Control System Initial Training Course addresses this problem by using hands-on training equipment that is very similar to that found in the actual plant. This equipment provides the student with an invaluable opportunity to work on energized equipment in a safe, learning-friendly environment. In this environment, students can see the effect of switch manipulations, practice procedures, and troubleshoot problems while utilizing all of their human performance skills. The net result is the creation of a learning environment that is as similar to the plant as possible.

The 7300 Process Control System Initial Training Course is ten (10) days (80 hours) in length. Since hands-on learning is an integral part of the course, the maximum number of students should be held to ten (10) or fewer.


Course Schedule:

The following is a high level, typical daily outline of the 7300 Process Control System Initial Training Course.  This daily schedule may vary due to student backgrounds and class pace.

Day 1

  • Introduction to the 7300 Process Control System

  • Review of basic process control theory

  • Requirements for separation of protection and control circuits

  • 7300 Process hardware, cabinets, and power supplies

Day 2

  • Basic electronics review and operational amplifiers

  • Postage Stamp circuit concepts

  • Introduction to 7300 Process Control cards

  • Isolator and Loop Power Supply card (NLP) and associated lab exercises

Day 3

  • Introduction to 7300 Process Control cards (con’t)

  • Quad Loop Power Supply card (NQP) and associated lab exercises

  • RTD Amplifier card (NRA) and associated lab exercises 

  • Summing Amplifier card (NSA) and associated lab exercises

  • Signal Converter card (NSC) and associated lab exercises 

  • Multiplier Divider card (NMD) and associated lab exercises

Day 4

  • Introduction to 7300 Process Control cards (con’t)

  • Lead/Lag Amplifier card (NLL) and associated lab exercises

  • Mixing Amplifier card (NMA) and associated lab exercises

  • Function Generator card (NCH) and associated lab exercises

  • Potentiometer card (NPC) and associated lab exercises

Day 5

  • Introduction to 7300 Process Control cards (con’t)
  • Analog Comparator card (NAC)

  • Annunciator Interface card (NAI)

  • Voltage-to-Pulse Converter card (NVP)

  • Signal Comparator card (NAL) and associated lab exercises

  • Controller card (NCB) and associated lab exercises

Day 6

  • Introduction to 7300 Process Control cards (con’t)
  • Controller Driver card (NCD) and associated lab exercises

  • Rod Speed card (NRS)

  • Other miscellaneous cards as appropriate

Day 7

  • 7300 Process Control in the nuclear power plant

  • Temperature Loops and associated troubleshooting

  • Pressurizer Level control loops and associated troubleshooting

Day 8

  • Steam Generator Level Control loop and associated troubleshooting

  • Rod Speed loop

  • Overall 7300 Process Control troubleshooting

Day 9 and 10

  • Written exam review
  • Written exam* - A written examination will be used to test each student’s understanding of the system. The examination questions are based on the learning objectives used in the course.
  • Performance Evaluation** - Performance evaluations will also be conducted to assess the students’ capability to perform hands-on testing and troubleshooting.

*Westinghouse will provide one remediation exam (if required) for re-test of remediated student(s) in the event of a written exam failure. It is the responsibility of the utility to perform remediation activities and administer the remediation exam.  The utility must provide passing remedial exam scores to Westinghouse for documentation of satisfactory completion.

**If the course schedule allows, Westinghouse will provide one remedial performance evaluation (if required) for re-test of student(s) who fail their first attempt at performance evaluation.  If schedule limitations do not allow time for remedial performance evaluations to be given, remedial performance evaluations must be negotiated and scheduled in an offer separate from this course.


Target Audience:
Utility I&C technicians and system engineers

Technology Requirements:
N/A

Satisfactory Completion Requirements:

Satisfactory completion of the course will be measured by achieving 80% or greater on a written exam and satisfactory completion of a performance evaluation.


Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this training, the successful student will be prepared to maintain the 7300 Process Control System in accordance with plant procedures and vendor technical manual using all appropriate Human Performance tools.

Cancellation Policy:
All registrations are subject to a 100% cancellation charge if not cancelled more than 20 business days prior to the class start date. This policy also applies to "no shows".
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