Course Outline

Course Outline

Boilers: Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Ref No. Dates Venue Fee (US$)  
ME 004 12 - 16 Jan 2020 Dubai 4500 Register
ME 004 07 - 11 Jun 2020 Dubai 4500 Register
ME 004 25 - 29 Oct 2020 Dubai 4500 Register

Boilers: Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting


The boiler is a device with the most potential for disaster, making boiler operation training a key part of any facility's overall safety. Boiler operation is complicated, especially for modern boilers that are fully automatic. Safety, efficiency, and constant generation of steam or hot water depend on the smooth operation of the boiler. Maintenance is performed on the boilers to increase efficiency, ensure safety, and prevent unscheduled shutdowns. A maintenance program should be established based on the type of boiler, history, and the age of the boiler.

This training course seeks to improve the boiler maintenance and operation skills of the participants. Attendance will ensure that the participants gain a comprehensive understanding of commercial, industrial and utility boiler systems. Boiler inspections, operating controls testing and general troubleshooting tips too will be discussed. This training course is designed to help maximise safety, dependability, and efficiency, thus extending boiler life, improving boiler capability, saving energy costs, and establishing a culture of safe work practice among the workforce.

The key features of the Boilers: Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting training course are:

  • Boilers Design Characteristics
  • Understanding of Heat Transfer principles
  • International Codes and Standards for fabrication, operation and maintenance
  • Problems in operation: Feed water Treatment, Fouling and performance monitoring
  • Inspection of corrosion, erosion and structural integrity
  • Maintenance troubleshooting tips
  • Safely and efficiently operation of Boilers
  • Boilers inspection and performance testing
Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Boilers: Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting training course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Identify how/when to schedule preventive maintenance procedures
  • Differentiate between High Pressure and Low Pressure boilers
  • Differentiate between Fire tube and Water tube boilers
  • Determine primary boiler components
  • Operate pressures and temperatures of cast iron boilers
  • Differentiate between steam boilers and hot water boilers
  • Use applications for Electric Boilers
  • Explain four major perils associated with boilers
  • Identify the common boiler accidents to avoid
  • Explain all about furnace explosions
  • Know the dangers of low water conditions
  • Describe how to inspect your Boiler
  • Conduct efficiency tests
  • Apply maintenance troubleshooting tips
  • Apply waterside and fireside maintenance
  • Understand boiler design and construction codes and standards
  • Illustrate how to safely and efficiently operate your boiler
  • Apply burner operations and combustion control systems
Target Audience

The Boilers: Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting training course is prepared for employees, whose responsibilities involve the design, selection, purchasing, operation or maintenance of boilers, ranging from small boilers normally used in building heating systems, to large boilers used in power stations. Senior Management members too will have the opportunity to update and refresh their knowledge by attending this course.

Training Methodology

This training course will utilize a variety of proven learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes lecture with active delegate participation including discussions, real life problems and case studies.

Course Outline
  • Boiler Fundamentals
    • Fire tube Boilers
    • Water tube Boilers
    • Cast Iron Boilers
    • High Pressure Boilers
    • Low Pressure Boilers
    • Steam Boilers
    • Hydronic Boilers
  • Fundamentals of Combustion and Heat Transfer
    • Theory of Combustion
    • Thermodynamics
    • Steam Tables
  • Burner Operation & Control
    • Gas Train
    • Oil Train
    • Standard Burner
    • High Turndown Burner
    • Burner Controls
  • Boiler Operation and Testing
    • Operator Licensing and Certification
    • Start-Up and Shut-Down
    • Normal Operation
    • Valve Types
    • Safety Valves
    • Low Water Cutoff Controls
  • Boiler Room Safety
    • Boiler Accidents
    • Cause and Effect
  • Cause and Effect Case Study
    • Safety Valves
    • Confined Spaces
  • Lockout/Tag out
  • Construction & Design Standards
    • ASME Codes
    • NFPA Codes
    • NBIC Code
  • Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers
    • Water Level Control
    • Temperature Control
    • Pressure Control
    • Fuel Trains
  • Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial and Industrial Boilers
    • Fireside
    • Waterside
    • Burner
    • Auxiliary Equipment
  • Boiler & Burner Efficiency
    • Heat Exchanger Efficiency
    • Combustion Efficiency
    • Efficiency Tests
    • Condensate Return
    • Steam Traps
  • Troubleshooting
    • Burner
    • Controls
    • Additional Tips
    • Case Studies