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Boiler: Boiler - Design and Testing Familiarization

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Course Description


Boiler - Design & Testing Familiarization 


This course is designed to aid personnel assigned the task of measuring and maintaining plant and boiler performance objectives.  The course focus is on the understanding of boiler performance, your technical knowledge of the combustion process and boiler performance testing techniques.

Fundamentals of Boiler Performance are addressed from multiple perspectives:

  • Steam generator design principles
  • Fuel, ash, air, and water/steam properties
  • Basic turbine performance
  • Boiler efficiency and heat transfer analysis
  • Fossil fuel combustion
  • Combustion optimization
  • Pulverizer performance
  • Boiler operation and troubleshooting

The emphasis will be on boiler performance in general and on Combustion System Optimization in particular.

Except for pulverizer performance, the theories and calculations presented in the topics above during the seminar can be applied to oil and gas fired boilers.

Each participant will receive a comprehensive set of course notes and a copy of Clean Combustion Technologies, a Reference Book on Steam Generation and Emissions Control, Fifth Edition, as published by Alstom Power Inc.  Information covered is intended for Pulverized Coal, Oil and Gas-fired Utility Boilers.


2 Days

Target Audience

  • Supervisors
  • Operations
  • Instrumentation & Controls
  • Engineers responsible for plant and boiler performance
  • Testing staff


  • Instruction is given in English; therefore, a reasonable ability to read and understand spoken English is required
  • Minimum of 3 years of performance engineering or plant engineering is recommended

Class Size

Maximum number of students:  18

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • Identifying performance problems with boilers and pulverizer
  • Firing systems
  • Evaluating the impacts of off-design performance
  • Developing test programs to evaluate performance shortcomings
  • Identifying test data inconsistencies
  • Planning corrective measures for performance problems
  • Communicating with operations to determine if the required changes are understood and applied to everyday operation

Course Content

The lessons focus on the following systems and equipment:


  1. Utility Boilers
  2. Fuel Firing Equipment/Firing Systems
  3. T-fired I Wall-fired I Oil and Gas
  4. Pulverizers
  5. Flue Gas Emissions Optimization
  6. Soot Blower Optimization
  7. Boiler Controls

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