F-ME003. Certified Boiler Operation, Instrumentation & Control

//F-ME003. Certified Boiler Operation, Instrumentation & Control
F-ME003. Certified Boiler Operation, Instrumentation & Control 2018-01-18T11:02:13+00:00

Project Description

This course provides a comprehensive coverage of the modern high pressure boilers. It discusses all theory in boiler operation and efficiency and includes all the latest procedures in boiler operation, maintenance, water treatment, performance, optimization, inspection, control, troubleshooting, safety, emission and steam system management.

Why attend

The course provides immense theoretical as well as practical information that can be immediately applied to determine and reduce energy losses in boiler plants and energy distribution systems. Participants will be guided through their plant system, demonstrating exactly where and how performance can be improved. Importance will be given on different fuel types and firing systems, and how modern high-efficiency boiler designs and control systems work.

Following practical guidelines and helpful time-saving charts, participants will methodically achieve the maximum efficiency keeping operating costs low and equipment performance high.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the latest knowledge, skills and systematic procedures in boiler operation, inspection, maintenance, safety & water treatment, troubleshooting, performance, optimization and management of the steam systems.

  • Implement the technology for boiler water treatment including laboratory control of boiler water chemical analysis results.

  • Pinpoint and minimize energy losses in your boiler plant and improve its performance and efficiency.

  • Engage proper methods in boiler maintenance, inspection, testing, control, operation, tuning, start-up and shutdown and troubleshoot of the boiler system safely and environmentally friendly.

  • Recognize the operative failures of PRVs  and identify the testing facilities for them.

Who should attend

This course provides an overview of all significant features and concerns of boiler operation, inspection, maintenance, safety & water treatment technology and it is ideal for utility supervisors, power house managers, maintenance engineers, design engineers, corrosion engineers, plant engineers, metallurgists, materials engineers, boiler engineers, supervisors, operators and other technical staff. Furthermore, reliability, maintenance and safety engineers will also benefit from this significant course.

Course Outline

  • Types of Boilers – Configurations & Characteristics of Each Type – Codes & Standards.
  • How to Use Steam Tables – Circulation of Boiler Water.
  • Combustion – Boiler Fluid Flow Paths – Thermodynamics – Fuel – Air – Feedwater – Steam or Hot Water.
  • Gas Burners – Oil Burners – Combination Gas/Oil Burners .
  • Gas and Oil Trains – Waste Heat Recovery.
  • Superheaters – Reheaters – Attemperators.
  • Configuration and Characteristics of each Type.
  • Relevant Metallurgy and Alloy Materials and Creep Factor.
  • Modulating Control System.
  • Fixed Positioning – Parallel Positioning with Operator Trim.
  • Fuel and Air Metering – Oxygen Trim .
  • Feed Water Control.
  • Preparation for Startup – The Pre-Startup Walk Through.
  • Filling the Boiler Drum.
  • Establishing Flow through the Boiler – Establishing a Boiler Flame
  • Basic Shutdown Procedures
  • Normal Operation and Steady State Conditions.
  • Maintaining Design Steam Temperature and Pressure.
  • Maintaining Proper Combustion Conditions.
  • Maintaining Proper Feed Water Conditions.
  • Monitoring the Steam/Water Circuit.
  • Safety
  • Boiler Feed Water Quality.
  • Mechanical & Chemical Deaeriation.
  • Boiler Water Chemical Selection & Dozing.
  • Steam Purity & Controlling Steam pH.
  • Laboratory Control of Boiler Water Chemical Analysis Results.
  • Sampling Boiler Water & Steam Produced.
  • Heat Exchanger Efficiency.
  • Combustion Efficiency Data Collection.
  • Optimum Oxygen Percentage.
  • Optimum Stack Temperature.
  • Waste Heat Recovery.
  • Combustion Efficiency Data Collection.
  • Optimum Oxygen Percentage.
  • Optimum Stack Temperature.
  • Tips and Generally Accepted Practices.
  • Internal Inspection
  • External Inspection
  • Operational Inspection
  • Hydrostatic Pressure Test
  • Common Inspection Code Violations
  • Waterside Maintenance
  • Fireside Maintenance
  • Operating and Safety Control Maintenance
  • General Maintenance
  • Daily Maintenance – Weekly Maintenance – Monthly Maintenance – Annual Maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance

Air Pollutants – NOx and SOx – VOCs – Pollution Control Systems

  • Steam Traps
  • Loss of Boiler Flame
  • Low and High water
  • Loss of Boiler Auxiliaries
  • Boiler leaks
  • Boiler Overpressure
  • Equipment Fires
  • Foaming
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Confined Spaces

Boiler Accidents.

The workshop

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as presented on the next column based on percentage of the total tuition hours:



Workshops & Work presentation


Case Studies & Practical Exercises


Videos, Sofware & General Discussion


The course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons with no prior notice to participants.

Falcon Consulting Professionals is established in Greece for the last 15 years in the areas of technical consulting and professional training for the local industries. Falcon is expanding in GCC, aiming to provide the best consulting and training solutions to the industries of the region. Falcon’s instructors are accredited trainers and highly experienced in their fields, as well as adult training. We aspire to build our business relationships on mutual trust. The achievement of results with an emphasis on innovation and sustainability, quality, cost analysis and time scheduling are non-negotiable from the conceptual phase of the training.

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