B406 - Advanced Boiler Operator Training & Certification

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5 days - 3.2 Continuing Education Units Awarded


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USD 1,995.00


The Advanced Boiler Training and Certification Seminar is designed for qualified people that have completed the Boiler Operator Training and Certification Seminar (B302). The applicant should possess a Fourth Class Certification or higher or have the equivalent experience. The Advanced Boiler Training and Certification Seminar is aimed at providing the personnel with the knowledge and preparation for a State, City, or Third Party, or our own Certification Examination.

As Operators advance in their responsibilities it is very important for the employers to have the satisfaction that their personnel are qualified to make the right decisions when it comes to operation, maintenance, and management of the boilers and associated equipment. This Seminar gives the employers the piece of mind that their employees have the knowledge and the certification that goes with that knowledge. As part of HPC’s Seminar schedule, an examination is scheduled on the afternoon of the 5th day. The examination is administered and proctored by a certified representative of the National Institute for Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIULPE). The examination and application fee are paid for out of the registration fee for the Seminar. The only additional cost is for the individual or company is the certificate fee after the employee has passed the exam. This is paid directly to NIULPE National Headquarters.

There are five levels of certification under the third party program.
  1. Chief Engineer
  2. First Class Engineer
  3. Second Class Engineer
  4. Third Class Engineer
  5. Fourth Class Engineer
Seminar OUTLINE
  1. Types of boilers: Construction, settings, tubes, stays, boiler joints, boiler furnaces, etc.
  2. Boiler accessories: Water columns, gauge glasses, pressure gauges, safety valves, and other safety devices.
  3. Combustion: Principles of combustion, complete and incomplete combustion, soot, furnace draft, and fuels.
  4. Boiler operations: Stokers boilers, pulverized coal boilers, gas and oil fired boilers.
  5. Feedwater systems: Piping and valves, pumps and pump theory, and feedwater heaters.
  6. Air compressors: Starting, stopping, and operating, cooling and lubrication, controls and safety devices.
  7. Refrigeration: Starting, operating, and stopping, condensers, evaporators, compressors, and metering devices.
  8. Steam plant accessories: Valves, expansion joints, steam traps, steam separators, lubrication, and regulators.
  9. Steam turbines: Turbine theory, turbine valves, turbine staging, and turbine operation.
  10. Steam condensers: General knowledge of condensers, condenser operation, hotwell, and condensate pumps.
  11. Feedwater heater: Types, and general operations.
  12. Basic electricity: Resistive, inductive, and capacitive circuits, electrical generation, series and parallel circuits, and electrical safety.
  13. Air pollution and emissions control
  14. Feedwater Treatment: Chemicals, chemistry control, blowdowns, and treatment options.
  15. Mathematics:  Problem solving, algebra, trigonometry, and general math as it applies to boilers.
  16. Gas turbine/combined cycle: Thermodynamics, Brayton cycle, Rankine cycle, heat recovery steam generators, duct burners, and associated equipment.
  17. Plant safety
  18. Management and Supervision Fundamentals