HUMAN RESOURCES IN CSP PLANTS

Throughout its almost a 200 pages, the book examines in detail the usual chart in a solar thermal power plant, the available jobs chart, the detailed description of each of them, the functions of the operation staff and maintenance staff, the plan of training required for each professional know perfectly their job and human resources management in a solar thermal power plant.


 ISBN: 978-84-616-1819-4

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Language: Spanish

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A book aimed at responsible for plants (Chief of operation, maintenance and plant directors), human resources managers and professionals who want to learn about jobs in a plant and its characteristics. Includes chart, description of jobs and training plan.


INDEX

1. CSP PLANTS

  • CSP PLANT MAIN FEATURES
  • HEAT TRANSFER FLUID
  • SOLAR FIELD
  • STEAM GENERATAION TRAINS
  • STEAM TURBINE
  • STEAM CONDENSATION
  • GENERATOR
  • HIGH VOLTAGE SYSTEM

2. USUAL ORGANIZATIONAL CHART OF A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT

  • USUAL CHART
  • VARIANTS
  • COMMON MISTAKES IN THE CONFIGURATION OF THE FLOW CHART

3. MANAGEMENT TEAM

  • THE ORGANIZATIONAL CHART OF THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
  • PLANT MANAGER
  • Post description
  • Liability insurance for directors
  • Plants with the operation and maintenance contract
  • The usual work of the plant manager
  • ADMINISTRATIVE
  • RISK PREVENTION RESPONSIBLE
  • PURCHASING RESPONSIBLE
  • COMPUTER MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBLE

4. OPERATION DEPARTMENT FUNCTION

  • THE OPERATION OF THE PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
  • Starts
  • Stops 
  • Parameters monitoring
  • Operation rounds
  • Alarms response 
  • Changes in the operation modes 
  • PROCESS CONTROL
  • CHEMICAL CONTROL
  • Chemical control of the water-steam cycle
  • Chemical control of cooling tower
  • Chemical control of cooling circuits
  • Chemical control of water treatment plant
  • Chemical control of wastewater treatment plant
  • FIRST LEVEL MAINTENANCE
  • AWARD AND MANAGEMENT OF WORK PERMITS
  • REALASES

5. FLOW CHART AND DESCRIPTION OF POSITIONS IN OPERATION

  • GENERAL ORGANIZATION CHART OF OPERATION
  • OPERATION MANAGER
  • PROCESS ENGINEER
  • CHEMIST
  • SHIFT MANAGER
  • FIELD OPERATORS

6. MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT FUNCTION

  • BASIC IDEAS ON MAINTENANCE
  • OBJECTIVES OF THE MAINTENANCE OF A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT
  • Availability objective
  • Reliability objective
  • Useful life of the plant
  • Budget implementation
  • THE MENTALITY OF SHORT TERM MAINTENANCE
  • POSSIBILITIES TO DEAL WITH THE MAINTENANCE OF A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT
  • Operation and maintenance performed by the owner in its entirety
  • Operation and maintenance by the owner with the support of manufacturers
  • Operation and maintenance performed by the engineering company responsible for the project
  • Operation and maintenance carried out by a specialized company
  • MAINTENANCE, THE BIG UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  • Staff organization
  • Pending construction points
  • Maintenance plan development
  • Spare in stock and materials management
  • Technical resources
  • Lack of investigaition in serious failures
  • GMAO and the bureaucratization of the maintenance
  • ISO 9001
  • Badly used management tools

7. FLOW CHART AND DESCRIPTION OF MAINTENANCE JOBS

  • MAINTENANCE HUMAN RESOURCES
  • CRITERIA FOR THE DEFINITION OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
  • Determination of the indirect jobs
  • Maintenance plan development
  • Estimation of preventive work load
  • Outsourcing policy
  • Calculation of the corrected preventive workload
  • Response speed
  • Target availability
  • Specialities analysis
  • Final composition
  • USUAL CHART IN A SOLAR THERMAL PLANT
  • INDIRECT JOBS DESCRIPTION
  • Maintenance manager
  • Office maintenance technique responsible
  • Warehouse responsible
  • DIRECT JOBS DESCRIPTION
  • Mechanical Manager
  • Electric manager
  • Solar field technicians
  • Mechanical adjusters
  • Helpers
  • High and low voltage electricians
  • Electronic and instrumentalists
  • Control engineer

8. TRAINING PLAN

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING THE TRAINING
  • PRIOR LEARNING
  • INITIAL TRAINING IN SOLAR THERMAL PLANTS
  • OPERATION SPECIFIC COURSES
  • MAINTENANCE STAFF TRAINING
  • OBLIGATORY COURSES
  • TRAINING IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
  • SPECIFIC COURSES OFFERED BY EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS
  • OVERVIEW OF THE INITIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME
  • TRAINING COSTS
  • STAFF ROTATION AND THEIR TRAINING
  • CONTINUOUS TRAINING
  • Objectives of the continuous training
  • Advantages and disadvantages of continuous training

DOCUMENTING THE ANNUAL TRAINING PLAN

GRANTS AND TRAINING

SUBSIDIES ARE NOT EVERYTHING

9. MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

  • HUMAN RESOURCES IN SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANTS
  • OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE STAFF SELECTION
  • Candidates recruitmen
  • CV preselection
  • Selection: testing
  • Selection: the final interview
  • COMPANIES SPECIALIZED IN PERSONNEL SELECTION
  • RECRUITMENT
  • THE PERIOD OF INCORPORATION
  • Plant manager incorporation
  • The incorporation of the middle management of plant
  • The incorporation of shift managers, maintenance and operating staff
  • STAFF TURNOVER: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES
  • Causes of unwanted rotation
  • Problems arising from the excessive rotation 
  • The analysis of the causes of rotation: the exit interview
  • Advantages of a 'sustainable' rotation
  • MOTIVATION, KEY FACTOR
  • Facts that motivate qualified technical personnel
  • How motivate qualified technical personnel?
  • Facts that demotivate specialized technical personnel
  • What to do with an unmotivated technician
  • MOTIVATION AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
    • What is the work environment?
    • Responsible for the work environment
    • The assessment of the working environment
    • Independence
    • Environmental conditions of work
    • Leadership
    • The relations between the members of the staff
    • Involvement
    • Existence of procedures
    • Level of emergency
    • Recognition
    • The payment system
    • Equality
    • The existence of several work environment
    • Other factors
  • VERSATILITY AND SPECIALIZATION
  • Specialization
  • Advantages and disadvantages of specialization
  • The versatility as a tactic for optimization
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