Monitor power plant equipment and indicators to detect evidence of operating problems. Adjust controls to generate specified electrical power or to regulate the flow of power between generating stations and substations. Control power generating equipment, including boilers, turbines, generators, or reactors, using control boards or semi-automatic equipment. Regulate equipment operations and conditions, such as water levels, based on instrument data or from computers. Take regulatory action, based on readings from charts, meters and gauges, at established intervals. Start or stop generators, auxiliary pumping equipment, turbines, or other power plant equipment as necessary. Inspect records or log book entries or communicate with plant personnel to assess equipment operating status. Control or maintain auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feedwater heaters, filters, or chlorinators, to supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, or auxiliary power. Clean, lubricate, or maintain equipment, such as generators, turbines, pumps, or compressors, to prevent failure or deterioration. Communicate with systems operators to regulate and coordinate line voltages and transmission loads and frequencies. Record and compile operational data by completing and maintaining forms, logs, or reports. Open and close valves and switches in sequence to start or shut down auxiliary units. Collect oil, water, or electrolyte samples for laboratory analysis. Make adjustments or minor repairs, such as tightening leaking gland and pipe joints. Inspect thermal barrier coatings on integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) equipment for sintering, phase destabilization, or temperature variances to ensure compliance with standards and insulation efficiency. Operate or maintain distributed power generation equipment, including fuel cells or microturbines, to produce energy on-site for manufacturing or other commercial purposes. Operate, control, or monitor equipment, such as acid or gas carbon dioxide removal units, carbon dioxide compressors, and pipelines, to capture, store, or transport carbon dioxide exhaust. Operate, control, or monitor gasifiers or related equipment, such as coolers, water quenches, water gas shifts reactors, or sulfur recovery units, to produce syngas or electricity from coal. Operate, control, or monitor integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) or related equipment, such as air separation units, to generate electricity from coal.