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14 - MMS - Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences

MMS 225 - Boiler Water Treatment Technology

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MMS 225 25 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 225 22 January 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 225 19 February 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 225 18 March 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 225 15 April 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 225 13 May 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 225 10 June 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 225 08 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 225 05 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 225 02 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 225 28 October 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 225 25 November 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 225 23 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Ion exchange is a critical unit process in purifying water for steam generation, semiconductor manufacture, and pharmaceutical applications. The course reviews resin structure, function, and the gamut of water purification applications from softening to the preparation of ultra-quality water. The course has been modified to focus on monitoring performance and reacting to system upsets (troubleshooting).

Upon completion of this course, participants will have an understanding of the chemistry of boiler water treatment for scale, corrosion, and carryover control, treatment options for the gamut of industrial boiler system pressures, the options and precautions associated with boiler chemical cleaning, and metallurgical analysis of failed boiler specimens. Further, participants will have a strong understanding of the chemistry of ion exchange resins and the operation of systems using ion exchange resins for water purification, including system and vessel design parameters. The course also provides  practical options to use when troubleshooting resin-based systems.

Course Objectives

  • Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on boiler water treatment technology
  • Discuss  the  properties,  resources,  chemistry  of  water  and  the  elements  of contaminated water
  • Explain the three phases of water treatment and the pretreatment for control of scale
  • Discuss the pretreatment requirements for ion exchange as well as synthesis, types, water hydrationand commercial equivalents of ion exchange resins
  • Describe the equipment, service and regeneration reactions and troubleshooting of ion exchange softening
  • Explain the purpose of ion exchange dealkalizers, decarbonators and degasifies
  • Explain  the  process  of  two  bed  demineralization  and  mix  beds  as  well  as troubleshooting methods
  • Carryout resin testing, pre-treatment for corrosion control, oxygen control and deaeration
  • Perform corrosion control, deposition control and boiler system testing
  • Discuss  chemical  cleaning  of  boilers,  condensate  corrosion,  heat  recovery system generators, failure analysis and boiler tube testing

Who Should Attend?

  • Utility Personnel
  • Power House Supervisors
  • Plant Engineers
  • Control Room Operators
  • Shift Supervisors
  • Laboratory and corrosion professionals

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Water: properties, resources, contamination  and chemistry,  Solutions & mixtures, Corrosive properties of water
  • Scale formation: mechanisms & chemistry,  Boiler water quality requirements
  • Three phases of water treatment:  Pre- treatment, Internal treatment & Blowdown 
  • Pre-Treatment for Control of Scale: Distillation, Reverse osmosis,  Ion exchange
  • Distillation: Boiling water for a boiler
  • Reverse Osmosis

Day 2

  • Introduction to Ion Exchange: Water chemistry units, Pre-treatment Requirements of Ion Exchange
  • Ion exchange resins : Synthesis , Types , Water of Hydration , Commercial Equivalents
  • Ion exchange Softening: Equipment, service and regeneration reactions, troubleshooting 
  • Ion exchange Dealkalizers: Purpose & Comparison 
  • Decarbonators & Degassifiers : Purpose & Comparison
  • Condensate Polishing:  Powdered resin units, Magnetic Filtration
  • Two- bed Demineralization: Equipment, Service and Regeneration Reactions, Performance, Expectations, Exhaustion Profiles, Distributor Design, Regenerant, Dilution Systems

Day 3

  • Mixed Beds: Makeup Mixed Beds, Condensate Mixed Beds, Performance Expectations, Regeneration Protocols, Three Component Systems, Uniform Particle Size Resins
  • Troubleshooting Demineralizers: Short Run, Poor Water Quality, Resin Problems
  • Resin Testing: Vessel Inspection   , Sample Procurement   ,  Interpretation of Resin analysis, Decision to Clean or Replace
  • Pre-Treatment for Corrosion Control: Requirements for Different Boilers
  • Oxygen Control: Deaeration   , Types of Deaerators
  • Deaeration: Operating Sequences   , Problems  , Temperature Guidelines
  • Individual Conferences: Water & Resin Analysis

Day 4

  • Principles of Internal Treatment: Boiler Design & Heat Flux, Circulation
  • Corrosion Control: Cast Iron Boilers , Oxygen Control, Chemical Scavenging , High Pressure Coordinated Phosphate/pH , Congruent Control, Hydrazine
  • Deposition Control: Low pressure – Phosphates, Chelants, Dispersants, Iron Deposition, Dispersants
  • Boiler Systems Testing: Sampling & Analysis
  • Carry-Over Control: Carryover Mechanisms, Steam Purification,  Monitoring Carryover, Clean Steam Systems
  • Boiler Calculations: Cycles of Operation , Blowdown Monitoring

Day 5

  • Chemical Cleaning of Boilers: Commissioning Cleaning, Deposit Monitoring, Deposit Removal
  • Condensate Corrosion: Corrosion Mechanisms, Amine Treatment, Testing
  • Heat Recovery Steam Generators: Flow & Load Considerations, Multiple Pressure System Chemistries
  • Failure Analysis: Boiler Tube Failure Modes, Metallurgical Analysis, Metallurgical Workshop
  • Boiler Tube Testing: Destructive Sampling & Non-destructive Testing Methods, Visual Boiler Inspection, Destructive Sampling & non- destructive testing methods