Tuesday, September 22, 2015 · 8:30 am‒4 pm
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield, Brookfield, WI
Cost: $199

As a result of this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss various types of boilers and how to achieve safe, low emitting and efficient operations.
  • Explain the latest in burner design including the burner management system and corresponding combustion control systems.
  • Identify parasitic losses along with water treatment and heat recovery options.
  • Describe best practices for boiler maintenance for achieving improved efficiency, sustainability, reliability and safety.
  • Discuss boiler support accessories and how they impact efficiency and reliability within the steam plant.

Who should attend?
Facility operators, engineers and managers; intermediate level mechanical engineers, design and build contractors; energy managers; boiler plant supervisors and operators; general maintenance personnel responsible for boiler operations; and anyone with basic knowledge and interest in industrial steam boiler systems.

Join us in person to discuss how to maximize efficiency, sustainability, reliability and safety of industrial steam boilers with saturation pressures ranging from 20 to 900 pounds/hour. We’ll first review thermodynamics and the chemistry of combustion including optimization, heat generation control and pollutant mitigation. Then various types of high pressure steam boilers will be explored along with their suitable applications. Next we’ll get you up to speed on current burner designs and burner management and combustion control systems. Various accessories and systems that support boilers and their connected components including water treatment and heat recovery options will be scrutinized. Finally, we’ll explain where parasitic losses can be found, contained or eliminated, as well as good maintenance practices such as checking essential boiler safeties.

8 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 am–4 pm: Program (lunch and breaks provided)

The registration fee for attending this full-day course is $199, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

General information
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.

Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.6 CEUs (6.0 hours) toward re-certification.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 6 LU/HSW.

BOC This course offers up to 6 points for BOC certified operators.

BOMI This course is approved for 6 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.

GBCI Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 6 CE hours. Seventhwave is also a USGBC Education Partner.

IACET Seventhwave has been accredited as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. As an IACET Authorized Provider, Seventhwave offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET standard. Seventhwave is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.

WI PE This course qualifies for up to 6 PDHs for professional engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must verify that the course content is related to their area of professional practice (more information).

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire course; partial credit cannot be given.

Course review and targeting

Thermodynamics and combustion

  • First and second laws of thermodynamics
  • The phase change
  • Sensible and latent energy
  • How boilers are rated
  • Efficiency terminology differences
  • Feedwater temperature and effect on boiler efficiency
  • Heat transfer in a boiler, what you need to know
  • Combustion, the chemistry
  • Products of combustion both pros and cons
  • Burner designs for new and retrofit
  • Controlling the fuel/air mix for optimum combustion efficiency
  • Controlling the negative elements (NOx and CO)

Boiler types and applications

  • High pressure steam boilers; firetube, watertube, steam generators and small industrial size
  • Design pressure ranges
  • The types and differences within the firetube and watertube boilers
  • Radiant and convection areas
  • Super heaters; types and uses
  • Industrial watertube drum internals
  • Steam velocities
  • Steam quality vs steam purity

Boiler controls

  • The burner management system
  • The combustion control system
  • Single point positioning vs parallel positioning
  • O2 trim control
  • Three element control
  • Fully metered control with cross limiting
  • Advancing control technologies

Boiler support accessories

  • Water softeners
  • Dealkalizers
  • Deaerators
  • Chemical feed system

Key maintenance practices and capturing parasitic losses; heat recovery

  • The boiler walk around
  • Checking the key safeties and why
  • Trap operation and functioning
  • Returning condensate
  • Capturing flash steam
  • Piping losses and mitigation
  • Blowdown heat recovery
  • Stack economizers

Question and answer

Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield
375 South Moorland Road
Brookfield , WI

Thank you to our classroom course sponsors.

Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us.

Alliant Energy
We Energies
Xcel Energy
Madison Gas and Electric
WPPI Energy
Wisconsin Public Service

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