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Boiler Operation Maintenance and Safety On-Site Training

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Summary

A 2-Day Course for Everyday Building, Plant & Facility MaintenanceDay 1 - Fundamentals, Operation & SafetyDay 2 - Maintenance, Inspection, Testing & Efficiency

Workshop Description/Agenda

Being able to service your own boiler is one thing. Being able to do it safely is another. This seminar is designed to teach building and facility maintenance personnel to do both. After attending this seminar you will be able to reduce the need for outside service contractors, while at the same time increase your confidence and comfort level in operating and maintaining your own boilers.

Course Competencies & Learning Objectives:

  • How/When to Schedule Preventive Maintenance Procedures
  • Differences between High Pressure and Low Pressure boilers
  • Differences between Firetube and Watertube boilers
  • Primary boiler components
  • Operating pressures and temperatures of cast iron boilers
  • Differences between steam boilers and hot water boilers
  • Applications for Electric Boilers
  • Four major perils associated with boilers
  • Common boiler accidents to avoid
  • All about furnace explosions
  • Dangers of low water conditions
  • How to inspect your Boiler
  • Conducting efficiency tests
  • Maintenance troubleshooting tips
  • Waterside and Fireside maintenance
  • Boiler design and construction codes and standards
  • How to safely and efficiently operate your boiler
  • Burner operations and combustion control systems

Course Outline:

I. BOILER FUNDAMENTALS

  • A. Firetube Boilers
  • B. Watertube Boilers
  • C. Cast Iron Boilers
  • D. High Pressure Boilers
  • E. Low Pressure Boilers
  • F. Steam Boilers
  • G. Hydronic Boilers

II. FUNDAMENTALS OF COMBUSTION and HEAT TRANSFER

  • A. Theory of Combustion
  • B. Thermodynamics
  • C. Steam Tables

III. BURNER OPERATION & CONTROL

  • A. Gas Train
  • B. Oil Train
  • C. Standard Burner
  • D. High Turndown Burner
  • E. Burner Controls

IV. BOILER OPERATION and TESTING

  • A. Operator Licensing and Certification
  • B. Start-Up and Shut-Down
  • C. Normal Operation
  • D. Valve Types
  • E. Safety Valves
  • F. Low Water Cutoff Controls

V. BOILER ROOM SAFETY

  • A. Boiler Accidents
  • B. Cause and Effect

VI. CAUSE and EFFECT CASE STUDY

  • A. Safety Valves
  • B. Confined Spaces
  • C. Lockout/Tagout

VII. CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN STANDARDS

  • A. ASME Codes
  • B. NFPA Codes
  • C. NBIC Code

VIII. CONTROLS and SAFETY DEVICES for AUTOMATICALLY FIRED BOILERS

  • A. Water Level Control
  • B. Temperature Control
  • C. Pressure Control
  • D. Fuel Trains

IX. INSPECTION and MAINTENANCE of COMMERCIAL and INDUSTRIAL BOILERS

  • A. Fireside
  • B. Waterside
  • C. Burner
  • D. Auxiliary Equipment

X. BOILER & BURNER EFFICIENCY

  • A. Heat Exchanger Efficiency
  • B. Combustion Efficiency
  • C. Efficiency Tests
  • D. Condensate Return
  • E. Steam Traps

XI. TROUBLESHOOTING

  • A. Burner
  • B. Controls
  • C. Additional Tips

XII. BOILER OPERATOR LICENSING EXAM


CEU value: 1.4

Length of Course Instruction: 14 hours

Who Should Attend

Whether your maintenance staff consists of new hires, engineers or anyone in between, this class can be tailored to meet your specific needs. This course is applicable for maintenance personnel working in manufacturing plants, commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, government buildings, waste water facilities, shopping centers, apartment buildings and related facilities.

Additional Information

Training Provider: TPC Trainco

Course Topics: Industrial Training > HVAC

Training Course Summary: A 2-Day Course for Everyday Building, Plant & Facility MaintenanceDay 1 - Fundamentals, Operation & SafetyDay 2 - Maintenance, Inspection, Testing & Efficiency

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