Hands on Labs

Certification as a 4th class power engineer requires 200 hours of hands-on training. While taking the four online courses, the DLC program provides students with the option of to also participate in six week-end DLC hands-on labs. The labs take place in either Outlook or Kindersley and provide 80 hours of mandatory hands-on training.

There are seven labs matched with the Power Engineering A1 and A2 courses and another seven matched with the Power Engineering B1 and B2 courses.

A Labs

#1- Shop Tour and Safety Review (3 Hours)

Shop orientation and equipment operation safety.

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

#2- Micrometers and Vernier Calipers (5 Hours)

Operation and use of micrometers and vernier calipers

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

#3- Valve and Pump Packing (5 Hours)

Valve and pump component review, packing methods and setting packing leakage set-up.

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on the basis of a mark out of 100. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

#4- Gasket Cutting (4 Hours)

Methods of gasket cutting, laying out a gasket for cutting and how to install different types of gaskets

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on the basis of a mark out of 100. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

#5- Twist Point Drill Gauge (10 Hours)

Layout, use of both micrometers and vernier calipers and the use of small hand tools.

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on the basis of a mark out of 100. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

#6- Gauge Glass Cutting and Installation (5 Hours)

Following an outlined procedure, the use of small hand tools and use of a gauge glass cutting tool.

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on the basis of a mark out of 100. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

#7- Steam Boiler Operation (7 Hours)

Boiler component and function review, pre-inspection of a boiler before start-up, start-up of a boiler, perform a low water lockout test, safe control of boiler up to operating pressure, perform boiler blow down test and perform a safe boiler shut down.

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on a pass/fail basis and testing will include an oral component and an operations component. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

B Labs

#1- Soft Copper Project (4 Hours)

Layout, basic bending, tool use and use of compression fittings

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on the basis of a mark out of 100. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

#2- Hard Copper Project (7 Hours)

Layout, safe operation of an Oxy/Acy torch system, preform a total soldering operation and preform a safe shutdown of that system.

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on the basis of a mark out of 100. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

#3- Tap and Die Project (7 Hours)

Layout, hand tool use, power tool use, use of tap and die tools and general pressure testing procedures.

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on the basis of a mark out of 100. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

#4- Piping Project (7 Hours)

Understanding of how black iron pipe systems are configured, how black iron pipe are threaded, use of pipe fitting tools and how a black iron pipe system is installed.

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on the basis of a mark out of 100. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

#5-Mixed Piping Project (7 Hours)

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on the basis of a mark out of 100. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

#6-Cutting and Tacking Welding Project (5 Hours)

Welding terms, safe use and operation of a torch cutting system and electrical arc welding systems

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on a pass/fail basis and testing will include an oral component and an operations component. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.

#7-Electrical Meter Use Project (4 Hours)

Proper use and operation of an electrical metre. Testing electrical circuits for open and closed control systems.

Full Attendance is required and students are evaluated on a pass/fail basis and testing will include an oral component and an operations component. Evaluations are provided to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for review.