Practical Boiler Control and Instrumentation for Engineers and Technicians

THE WORKSHOP

This workshop introduces the basic practices of controls systems and safety controls for industrial steam generating boilers. It focuses on the control and safety requirements applicable to most types of boilers from small gas-fired units to large multi-fuel installations.

The workshop will provide training in how control and instrumentation is designed to manage the main variables such as drum water level, furnace draft, combustion fuel and air conditions. Burner management systems are introduced with their principal features including flame safety systems.

The essential safety requirements for boilers and burners are identified and the corresponding safety interlocks are explained as practical solutions in accordance with the latest safety standards.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Boiler plant commissioning engineers
  • Consulting engineers
  • Control system engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Instrumentation engineers and technicians
  • Mechanical engineers and technicians
  • Operation, maintenance, inspection and repair specialists
  • Senior boiler plant operators, repairers and installers

CONTENT SUMMARY

ESSENTIALS OF BOILER PROCESSES

  • Objectives of boiler controls
  • Overview of boiler types
  • Boiler processes in block diagrams to show key inputs and output variables
  • Hazards of boiler operations
  • The main control functions in boilers and furnaces

REVIEW OF PROCESS CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION RELEVANT TO BOILERS

  • Principles of sensors and transmitters with examples of boilers
  • Closed loop control principles including feedback, feedforward, ratio and limiting
  • Control system hardware and software tools
  • Safety instrumented controls and the impact of IEC 61511
  • Instrumentation diagrams and symbols per ISA and SAMA
  • Distributed control systems and the separation of safety systems

FEEDWATER AND DRUM LEVEL CONTROL

  • Performance requirements: level, quality, stability
  • Characteristic responses of drum level
  • Level control solutions, 1, 2 and 3 element types
  • Level measurement problems and practices
  • Drum level safety systems

FURNACE AIR AND DRAFT CONTROLS

  • Performance requirements; pressures and temperatures
  • Characteristic responses and means of control
  • Pressure measurement methods and the pressure profile
  • Temperature control and the impact of dew point
  • Protection against implosion

COMBUSTION CONTROLS

  • The combustion process and its requirements for efficiency and safety
  • Coal, oil and gas firing types
  • Stoichiometric air and excess air requirements
  • Fuel-air ratio control and its measurements
  • Firing rate controls and cross limiters for improving dynamic response
  • Methods for measurements of boiler efficiency using analysers
  • Application of optimising controllers

BURNER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

  • Safety and performance requirements of pulverisers, burners and igniters
  • Furnace safety standards and regulations
  • Flame monitors and flame failure detection
  • Start up protection and sequencing
  • Furnace supervisory controls and shutdown systems

STEAM TEMPERATURE CONTROL

  • Superheater and attemperator arrangements
  • Essential control requirements
  • De-superheater controls

STEAM PRESSURE AND BOILER LOAD CONTROLS

  • Pressure and flow response characteristics
  • Single boiler load control
  • Multiple boiler installations and load sharing controls

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This course is available fully online by our sister organization the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT).

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