ERIC Number: ED210506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Energy Production Systems. Energy Technology Series.
Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.; Technical Education Research Centre-Southwest, Waco, TX.
This course in energy production systems is one of 15 courses in the Energy Technology Series developed for an Energy Conservation-and-Use Technology curriculum. Intended for use in two-year postsecondary technical institutions to prepare technicians for employment, the courses are also useful in industry for updating employees in company-sponsored training programs. Comprised of seven modules, the course is an in-depth technical study of the processes and equipment used to convert fuels and energy resources into useful energy forms (electricity, heat, motion). The first four modules emphasize fuels and energy sources, examine their properties, and describe how they are used to produce steam and hot water. The final three modules emphasize how energy is used. Written by a technical expert and approved by industry, each module contains the following elements: introduction, prerequisites, objectives, subject matter, exercises, laboratory materials, laboratory procedures (experiment section for hands-on portion), data tables (included in most basic courses to help students learn to collect or organize data), references, and glossary. Module titles are Generation of Steam and Hot Water Using Solid Fuels; Generation of Steam and Hot Water Using Liquid and Gaseous Fuels; Generation of Steam, Hot Water, and Hot Air Using Solar Collectors; Generation of Steam and Hot Water Using Nuclear and Experimental Power Sources; Combustion Engines; Turbines; and Production of Electricity. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Course Descriptions, Courses, Energy, Energy Conservation, Engines, Fuel Consumption, Fuels, Glossaries, Laboratory Experiments, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Nuclear Energy, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Solar Radiation, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Center for Occupational Research and Development, 601 Lake Air Dr., Waco, TX 76710 ($2.50 per module; $17.50 for entire course).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.; Technical Education Research Centre-Southwest, Waco, TX.