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Introduction to Boilers
Hands-on Demonstration - (1-day)

For Owners, Engineers, Operators and Maintenance Technicians
Basic introduction to the boiler types and basic uses. Students become familiar with the terms and general principles of the basic boiler.
Final Objective: To be able to communicate effectively with boiler professionals and make better decisions affecting the boiler and facility.

  • Gain knowledge about safe boiler practices
  • Discover facts about different types of boilers and how they are utilized
  • Increase your communication capabilities by learning more boiler terminology
  • Acquire more information about boiler construction and components such as valves, instrumentation, fans, dampers, regulators, tubes, refractory, turning box, oil pumps, and air compressors
  • Learn the theories behind combustion, water flow, heat transfer, and oxygen, water, and fuel reactions
  • Enhance your understanding of boiler principles for an educated focus regarding “the big picture” within plant operations


Why You Should Attend Our Boiler Training:
Put Safety First
Reinforce and Review Imperative Safety Practices


Basic Boiler
Hands-on Demonstration - (2-day)

For Owners, Engineers, Operators and Maintenance Technicians
Review of the basics followed by specific topics that will enhance operations and help attendees prevent equipment damage by recognizing the symptoms prior to a problem. Program includes an introduction to the basic boiler operating and safety controls with emphasis on the importance of proper operation and maintenance practices. Students receive a review of the basic flame principles required to safely operate a boiler/burner combination.
Final Objective: To be able to operate a boiler more efficiently with less corrective maintenance and reduced down time.

  • Increase your knowledge about safety controls
  • Learn how to establish an appropriate boiler maintenance plan which minimizes down time
  • Explore how even a very small oil leak can translate into thousands of dollars lost
  • Gain knowledge about water chemistry that will help save money
  • Acquire additional information about start-up, shut-down, and lay-up procedures
  • Enhance your skill level and confidence by achieving a greater understanding of boiler/burner management
  • Achieve greater efficiency through appropriate flame monitoring practices

Advanced Boiler
Hands-on Demonstration
- (3-day)

For Owners, Engineers, Operators and Maintenance Technicians
Intense course designed to allow the trainees to learn the science of boilers and their applications. Provides an in depth look into the boiler designs and the effects that these characteristics have on day-to-day operations. Introduction to some of the factors that affect sizing and efficiency of boiler applications. Allows the trainee to gain proficiency in flame controls and combustion tuning techniques including understanding what Combustion Analyzer Readings mean. Explores the boiler symptoms that are the most common lead into troubleshooting methods and failure causes. Guide boiler contract personnel in the care and feeding of your boiler and support equipment ensuring that, “THE VALUE OF THE SERVICE MATCHES THE COST.” The class is conducted with actual hands on sessions following classroom exercises. The intention is to “PUT THEORY INTO PRACTICE.”
Final Objective: Trainees will have the necessary skills to successfully maintain the boiler and its support equipment during all phases of operation from the engineering selection to the final maintenance evolutions. The primary emphasis is to allow the trainee to avoid the most common pitfalls in the boiler plant.

  • Probe into boiler design and how it affects daily operations
  • Find out which factors determine sizing and efficiency
  • Gain experience with flame controls
  • Acquire new techniques for combustion tuning
  • Really understand what the Combustion Analyzer readings mean
  • Explore boiler symptoms that lead to failures
  • Obtain troubleshooting tips to help eliminate forced outages
  • Increase proficiency to better guide boiler contract personnel
  • Enhance your skill level to successfully maintain boiler & support equipment
    from engineering to appropriate maintenance practices
  • Enable yourself with more knowledge so you can avoid boiler pitfalls
  • Arm yourself with new abilities to be proactive in the boiler plant

MD NOx & Certification

For Owners, Engineers, Operators and Maintenance Technicians
This course covers NOx emissions and regulations and helps prepare students when they sit for local licensing exams.

This course meets the Maryland Department of the Environment's NOx Regulation Title 26 requiring owners and operators of boilers to attend
training programs on NOx reductions at least once every three years. A certificate is awarded to all participants.
Final Objective: Students will meet Maryland's training requirement for boiler operators and will come away with an enhanced level of knowledge regarding NOx emissions and reductions, receiving the most updated information on applicable engineering principles, testing procedures, and regulatory compliance.

  • Students learn air criteria air pollutants
  • Defining ground level ozone and its primary source and when it creates the most problems for the environment.
  • Effects of ground level ozone and other pollutants
  • Air quality standards and limits
  • Obtain more knowledge about National, State, and Local Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules, Regulations, and Codes
  • Understand NOx emission requirements for boiler operators
  • Enhance knowledge about emissions and their relationship to the environment
  • Acquire a better understanding of maintaining proper boiler operation

Additional Courses Offered:
In addition to our open enrollment boiler courses, we offer several other on-site Boiler courses and training programs:

Codes and Standards for Non-engineers - (1-day)

The class is designed to familiarize the attendees with the mechanical codes and standards that are required to be complied with when maintaining and repairing the Boiler, Associated Piping, and Tanks. Included in the course is an overview of the supporting documentation necessary to Support Code Compliance Record Keeping.

NIULPE, National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers Training & Exam - (5-day)

The National Institute is a third party licensing agency that acts on a national level for power engineers and those associated with the profession. Registration is purely voluntary on the part of licensing agencies, etc. It is, however, the only formal structure through which a person in power engineering may establish formally, a level of national competence and national professional recognition. NIULPE is affiliated with the National Association of Power Engineers. Our training provides students with well rounded information that will help them in various aspects of power plant operation.

State and Local Jurisdictional Licensing Training

Our Instructor has taught many licensing courses throughout the country to prepare students to sit for their licensing examinations. He has assisted maintenance and operating personnel in Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to prepare to take their respective exams.

Boiler Mini Sessions - (2 hour sessions)

These sessions are designed for use in the video conferencing type of training and are presented in a pointed manner led by the instructor. Each session is designed to support the other so that at the end of the sessions the attendees are on a level complimentary to the attendance of a 2-3 day course. The idea is to schedule the sessions in segments to allow the participants to take the knowledge right to work, without the expenses of travel and lost time from the job site. The
sessions can also be scheduled to support the shift worker’s environment.

Courses currently available:

  1. Basic Boiler (Two, 2-hour sessions)
  2. Basic Combustion
  3. Basic Burner
  4. Burner/Boiler Efficiency
  5. Basic Water Chemistry
  6. Steam Traps
  7. Boiler Flame Safeguard and Safety Controls

Knowledge Gained By Attending Our Boiler Courses:

  • “Hows and whys” of safely operating a boiler, and different types of boilers and their designs are discussed as well as components. Boiler water pathways and the principles of combustion and thermodynamics and their relationship to optimal boiler performance are covered. Boiler applicatory procedures, safety, and water chemistry are also presented.
  • Students learn about operational and maintenance issues. Burner management systems, including flame control, and how to properly maintain boiler water chemistry to avoid scaling, pitting, and other potential problems is also discussed.
    Students learn about electrical systems, and how to adjust linkage for appropriate and optimal boiler performance. Start-up and shut-down sequences are covered in detail, and the instructor teaches students proper operational techniques including daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly optimal boiler maintenance practices. Combustion testing, inspection procedures, and appropriate boiler record keeping are also taught by the instructor.
  • Case studies and typical boiler operational problems are covered during training along with applications for improvement. Students learn how to conquer boiler problems that have occurred and how to prevent new ones from arising. They learn many valuable boiler operational techniques including the best ways to achieve the highest possible efficiency rate while achieving low NOx emissions, how to reduce fuel costs, and some of the best ways to maintain the long life of a boiler.

A Few of the Benefits of Attending Our Boiler Training:

  • Students receive valuable boiler problem solving tips
  • Students learn specific ways to lessen boiler operating costs so chemical and fuel savings may be realized
  • Specific knowledge is gained on how to minimize boiler cycles and increase the operational efficiency of the boiler
  • Hands-on Boiler Training gives students the opportunity to put theoretical, practical, and boiler problem solving capabilities learned during training into action while under the supervision of a very experienced instructor. The hands-on experience that students receive helps put various difficult concepts into safe working practices. Because students get the opportunity to directly apply their newly obtained knowledge to equipment at our facility, it provides them with a higher level of confidence, comfort, and control.