UEPOPL001 – Licence to operate a steam turbine

Unit Application

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a steam turbine for licensing purposes, steam turbine means equipment that is driven by steam acting on a turbine or rotor to cause a rotary motion.

It covers the operation of any steam turbine (except a steam turbine that produces a power output of less than 500 kW) that:

  • is multi-wheeled
  • is capable of a speed greater than 3600 rpm or
  • uses attached condensers or
  • a multi-staged heat exchange extraction process.

This unit requires the operator to plan the work, carry out preoperational safety checks, start the steam turbine, monitor steam turbine operation and shutdown the steam turbine.

A person performing this work is required to hold a turbine operation high risk work (HRW) licence.

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