As a result of this video series, you will be able to:
Explain what goes on in a boiler when heat energy is applied.
Describe how boiler heat is transferred, as well as the importance of the respective (heat transfer) surfaces and their operational condition.
Discuss the principles of combustion and the role burners play in the process.
Explain how to control combustion efficiency and noxious emissions.
Who should watch?
Mechanical engineers, HVAC contractors, facility engineers and managers, boiler plant supervisors and operators, and general maintenance staff responsible for boiler operations.
Seeking energy savings? A basic understanding of boilers and how to control them is a good place to start. Explore thermodynamics, heat transfer and combustion during this video series. It is intended for those interested in learning more about boiler systems and the controls used for automatic operation.
1. The boiler—the heart of the system (15 minutes)
Review the first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermal energy (sensible and latent), methods of heat transfer in a boiler and how boiler heat is transferred.
2. Heat generation and combustion (9 minutes)
Examine fuel as a source for heat generation and the principles of combustion.
3. Noxious emissions (6 minutes)
Consider NOx generation, health concerns and more.
4. Combustion efficiency and emissions (14 minutes)
Contemplate how to control combustion efficiency and noxious emissions, as well as burner designs for achieving proper combustion while mitigating emissions.
Director of Technical Services (retired)
Cleaver Brooks Company
“I never realized how much the boiler meant to the operation of our facility until it went down unexpectedly and the building went cold and the production process stopped. We lost thousands!”
Steve’s background includes more than 50 years of experience in the steam and hot water generating field spanning a broad scope of disciplines including engineering, service, boiler room operation training and field application sales. A frequent speaker and publisher of several articles concerning boiler design, efficiency, application and safe operation; he offers a vast experience level and down to earth delivery style. He strives to provoke new insights and a better understanding of the dynamics of heat transfer and the many ways to enhance fuel conservation and boiler safety.
Steve recently held the position of director of training and marketing services for Cleaver Brooks Company. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.