Steam Turbine Field Engineering

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This certification program is designed to parallel (or even improve upon) the Field Engineering Programs offered by the OEM to new and previously experienced employees. The primary discipline is directed toward large utility steam turbines.

Who is to benefit?  The best answer to this question is that YOU will benefit, YOU and those you work for, be it your employer or your client.  A GE engineer, for example, goes thru a significant training program.  If you’re not an OEM engineer, wouldn’t you like to experience a similar benefit?  If yes, this is the means by which it is accomplished.

This Steam Turbine Field Engineering Certification Program was designed by Mr. Harold Parker.  Mr. Parker's career (in addition to that of a Field and Start-Up Engineer) included assignments at GE's Field Engineering Development  (Training) Center in Niskayuna, NY.  His positions included that of Training Specialist, Supervisor – Steam Turbine Generators and Manager – Advanced Training Programs.

This Steam Turbine Field Engineering Certification Program is instructed by personnel (see HPC associates) who are products of advanced OEM developmental programs, and/or graduates of the HPC Technical Services' programs, and have an appropriate level of experience given the selected topic.  It is further recommended the certification program graduate regularly attend other steam turbine related Seminars, at a rate of 2.0 CEU every three years, at a minimum.

Required Seminars:

*HPC Seminar substitutes: Other Seminars qualified for maintaining certification: FAQ
  1. Who recognizes HPC’s Certification Programs?  No one.  We suppose this is not the answer you expected.  Recognize that HPC has been wrestling with this certification program design for over a year.  It would be ‘great’ if GE and others DID certify our certification program, BUT that is obviously counter to their goals.   So the success of this overall program, in the long run, will depend upon persons like you.  HPC will do its best to make this certification program successful for its participants.
  2. Why should I be interested in HPC’s Certification Program?  Because it is designed, developed, and delivered by equipment experienced professionals who ARE respected in the industry.  Many of these professionals are ex-OEM engineers of various disciplines.
  3. Is an examination required?  Yes.  It is required that the participant complete an examination, testing the Seminar objectives as outlined in HPC’s Seminar, with an 80% passing requirement (exam cost is US$50 plus S&H fees, exam is “free” when taking an HPC Seminar or have taken a Seminar within HPC in the last 12 months).
  4. What will I receive upon completing all requirements of any particular Seminar offering?  You will receive a special designed “certification of completion” and two-signed original letters that state the participant accomplishments.  This letter is the type one would on file with an employer and keep in your file as well.
  5. Will HPC accept similar Seminars offered by others?  Yes, providing a couple requirements are met as listed below:
  • The Seminar is scheduled / presented by the original equipment manufacturer OR
  • The Seminar is scheduled / presented by a professional organization that provides CEU (no less that 80% of HPC’s offering) that are recognized by professional non-for-profit organization equivalent to IACET.
  • The participant completes an examination testing the Seminar objectives as presented by HPC (there is a US$50 fee for this examination).