Practical Boiler Plant Operation and Management for Engineers and Technicians

THE WORKSHOP

The boiler plant operation and management workshop is an intensive, highly practical two day workshop. You will gain the most up-to-date information and practical understanding of the installation, operation, maintenance and management of boiler plants. The workshop will give you the ability to recognise and solve boiler problems simply, easily and with confidence.

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 construction managers
  • Consulting engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Insurance company inspectors
  • Mechanical engineers and technicians
  • Operation, maintenance, inspection and repair managers, supervisors and engineers
  • Plant engineers
  • Senior boiler plant operators, repairers and installers

CONTENT SUMMARY

REGISTRATION AND INTRODUCTION

  • Types of package boilers and their applications
  • Boiler components, terminology and definitions

FUEL COMBUSTION AND THE STEAM GENERATION PROCESS

  • Overview of the boiler heating and steam generation process
  • Influence of the fuel type on the boiler design operation
  • Firing appliances
  • Basics to theory of combustion
  • Thermal efficiency
  • Fireside deposits and corrosion

BOILER AUXILIARY PLANT

  • Water treatment plant and dosing
  • Feedwater pumps
  • Valves and steam traps
  • Piping
  • Fans
  • Economisers and heat recovery equipment
  • Flue gas cleaning and dust removal

OPERATION AND CONTROLS

  • Boiler instruments and their purpose
  • Typical P&I diagrams for coal and oil/gas fired units
  • Control systems and system operating philosophy
  • Operational sequences and procedures
  • Safety equipment and interlocks
  • Safety procedures and emergencies
  • Operating records and logs
  • Typical operational problems, the reason for the problems and ‘troubleshooting’

PRESSURE CONTAINING COMPONENTS

  • Basics to codes calculation theory and assumptions
  • Overview of design parameters for shell, furnace, plates and tubing
  • Importance of pressure part inspection

PLANNING AND MANAGING BOILER MAINTENANCE

  • Critical importance of maintenance policies and programs
  • Setting up an inspection program
  • Types of boiler inspections
  • Involvement of the Authorised Inspection Authority (AIA)
  • Maintenance information and procedures
  • Developing a preventive maintenance program
  • In-house verse contractor repair maintenance

MANAGING BOILER REPAIRS AND MODIFICATIONS

  • When does a boiler repair become a boiler modification?
  • Importance of historical records
  • Understanding the legislative requirements
  • Steps to be taken when a ‘defect’ is identified
  • Responsibility of the boiler owner
  • Responsibility of the boiler repair contractor
  • The AIA and their inspection points

COLD STORAGE OF A BOILER

  • Clearly establishing the storage period
  • Storage period and critical preservation steps
  • Storage instructions and procedures
  • Consequences of no storage plan

CONTROL PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN CONCEPTS

  • Water level indicators and measuring devices
  • Draft and its function in the combustion process, draft types and measurement
  • Protection against implosion

EMISSION CONTROLS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS

  • Types of emissions for different fuels fired
  • Methods used for controlling boiler flue gas emissions
  • Effectiveness of various types of cleaning equipment
  • What emission levels are specified in international standards or legislation?

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