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MSE 126 - Boiler Operation & Maintenance

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MSE 126 09 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MSE 126 25 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

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. And because we know time is money, this seminar is designed to have immediate impact! We approach our students as if they were our own employees. We give them real world, practical knowledge they can use today. And they are expected to go back to their workplace and immediately apply what they have learned. Now that's "Real World" training!

* Boiler operating license requirements vary by state and locality. While this boiler training course is not intended to counter or replace these various requirements, it can help students prepare for licensing exams, meet continuing education requirements, or provide increased maintenance and safety knowledge for already licensed or approved individuals. Please check with your local licensing authorities to understand licensing laws that may affect you.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the fundamentals of boiler operations
  • Identifying boiler components and know what they do
  • Properly starting up and shutdown boilers
  • Operating boilers normally at safe and proper pressures & temperatures
  • Understanding the major perils associated with boilers and how to avoid boiler accident and explosions
  • Understanding the importance of Codes and Standards
  • Conducting inspections and efficiency tests
  • Properly implementing preventive maintenance practices
  • Giving your boiler a tune up
  • Troubleshooting boiler problems

Who Should Attend?

  • All Building Maintenance Personnel
  • All Plant & Facility Maintenance Technicians
  • Building Engineers
  • Building Managers & Superintendents
  • Plant & Facility Managers
  • Environmental Health & Safety Personnel
  • Apprentice and Experienced Boiler Technicians
  • Stationary Engineers
  • Energy Management Personnel
  • Multi-craft & Cross Training Personnel
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Any person needing a basic course in boiler systems

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Fundamentals of Boiler Design and Operation: 
  • Fire tube and water tube boilers 
  • Fuel and firing systems 
  • Old and new boiler 
  • Superheated steam 
  • Induced draft – forced draft system 
  • Optimizing Boiler Basics
  • Efficiency parameters – Performance 
  • Loss prevention 

Day 2

  • Energy Management Basics
  • Heating value of fuels and B.T.U. 
  • Input – output efficiency 
  • Accounting for heat in steam and water 
  • Principles of modern boiler design 
  • Boiler Plant Efficiency : 
  • Analyzing thermal performance and costs 
  • Stack, blow down and surface losses 
  • Tune-up and optimizing efficiency 
  • Boiler Plant Operational Procedures and Problems : 
  • High and low water levels 
  • High and low superheat temperature and pressure 
  • Boiler plant systems 

Day 3

  • Distribution System Losses : 
  • Steam system losses 
  • Traps and leaks 
  • Efficiency Calculation Methods : 
  • ASME computational methods 
  • Comparing the input-output method and heat loss method 
  • Use of formulas and calculations in computers 
  • Combustion Analysis : 
  • Chemistry of combustion 
  • Flame characteristics/smoke testing and control 
  • Flue gas heat loss an measurements 
  • Use of analyzers and emissions monitoring

Day 4

  • Combustion Analysis : 
  • Chemistry of combustion 
  • Flame characteristics/smoke testing and control 
  • Flue gas heat loss an measurements 
  • Use of analyzers and emissions monitoring 
  • Flow Measurements : 
  • Characteristics of various flow instrumentation 
  • Boiler Plant Calculations : 
  • Combustion losses and calculating efficiency 
  • Economic analysis 
  • Boiler Controls : 
  • Steam pressure, combustion and water level control 
  • Burner management and safety controls 
  • Types of control and tuning for optimum performance 

Day 5

  • Boiler Tune-up : 
  • Troubleshooting guide 
  • Step by step tune-up procedure
  • Over 60 Ways to Improve Efficiency. 
  • Waste Heat Recovery. 
  • Boiler Water Treatment : 
  • Prevention of scale and corrosion 
  • Removing oxygen and CO2 from boiler water 
  • Boiler water limits 
  • Pollution Reduction