B411 - Boiler Maintenance & Troubleshooting

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4.5 days - 2.9 Continuing Education Units Awarded


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USD 2,995.00

In this Seminar we will learn the principal Boiler Performance Indicators and how those Performance Indicators can help us identify the causes of performance decline.  We will learn ways to accurately measure boiler tube leakage.  In addition we will learn how to establish and use a Boiler Tube Failure Analysis Program to maintain the boiler.  We will lean about the ASME Pressure Vessel Code and its application to boiler tube repairs.
At the completion of this Seminar the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe circulation in a drum style boiler
  2. Describe the basic thermodynamic process that occurs in the steam generator
  3. Describe the principal performance indicators of boiler operation
  4. Explain how those indicators can indentify causes of deviation in boiler performance
  5. Describe methods  used to identify boiler tube leakage
  6. Provide a basic description of basic boiler tube metallurgy
  7. Describe the areas involved in a boiler inspection
  8. Describe how to develop and use a boiler tube failure analysis program
  9. Describe the ASME Pressure Vessel Code
  10. Explain the ASME Pressure Vessel Code applicable to boiler tube repairs
  1. Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Using the Heat Transfer Equation
  2. Steam Generators: Steam Generator Theory, Heat Transfer in the Boiler
  3. Component Design and Construction: Pressure Boundary Parts, Furnace and Waterwall, Superheaters, Reheaters, Economizer
  4. Basic Metallurgy: Atom Structure of Iron, Physical Metallurgy of Steel, Microscopic Examination, Specific Affects of Alloying Elements, Heat-Treating Practices, Mechanical Working of Steel, Methods of Hot-Working, Mechanical Properties of Steel, High Temperature Properties of Steel, Some Factors Affecting Creep, Steels Used in Boiler Construction
  5. Inspection of the Boiler
  6. Introduction to Boilers and How to Think out a Boiler Repair Project: How are Boilers Erected and How does the Erection Process Differ from the Repair Process, What are Some of the Common Boiler Repair Problems
  7. Supplementary Information Concerning  Detection, Causes, Prevention and Repair of Failures in Fossil-Power Boilers: Hydrogen Damage, Caustic Gouging, Stress-Induced Corrosion, Long Term Overheating, Fireside Corrosion, transition Weld Failures, graphitization
  8. Boiler Tube Failure Modes and Possible Repairs: Corrosion, Erosion, Superheater and Reheater Tubes, exfoliation of External High Temperature Surfaces, Exfoliation of Internal High Temperature Surfaces