High Pressure Boiler Operation

This seminar includes the latest information on safe and efficient operation of high pressure boilers (above 15 psi) and related equipment. You will receive a 265-page manual, High Pressure Boilers, which includes 187 well-defined illustrations, a comprehensive, illustrated glossary and updated computer- controlled boiler operation information.

You will learn

  1. To safely start up and shut down high pressure boilers.
  2. To blow down a boiler.
  3. To react to low water conditions.
  4. To minimize the possibility of furnace explosions.
  5. To hydrostatically test boilers.
  6. To repair gauge glasses.
  7. To lay up a boiler.
  8. To correct a steambound pump.

Who will benefit

  • Anyone who has limited experience with high pressure boiler situations
  • Operators preparing for licensing examinations in Chicago and Elgin, Illinois
  • Physical plant supervisors
  • Building engineers


  1. Steam Boilers
    • Steam boiler types
    • ASME code standards
  2. Steam Boiler Fittings and Accessories
  3. Basic Boiler Room Systems
    • Steam system
    • Feedwater system
    • Fuel system
    • Draft systems
  4. Steam and Water Accessories
    • Feedwater heaters
    • Feedwater pumps
    • Condensate tank and pump
    • Main feedwater line
    • Feedwater regulators
    • Steam traps
  5. Fuel Burning Equipment
    • Fuel oil burners
    • Gas burners
    • Combination gas/fuel oil burners
    • Stokers
  6. Draft
    • Measurement of draft
    • Natural draft
    • Mechanical draft
    • Air heaters
    • Gas and fuel oil draft system
    • Chain grate stoker draft system
    • Pulverized coal draft system
    • Scrubbers
    • Combustion
    • Fuels for combustion
  7. Combustion Controls
  8. Instruments
    • Pressure gauges
    • Temperature measuring devices
    • Pneumericators
    • Flow meters
    • Recorders
    • Smoke indicators
  9. Boiler Water Treatment
    • Boiler water conditions
    • Internal/external boiler water treatment
    • Automatic blowdown system
  10. Steam Boiler Operation
    • Operator responsibilities
    • Boiler start-up and slowdown procedures
    • Boiler inspection
    • Boiler lay-up
    • Emergency procedures
    • Routing boiler plant maintenance
    • Boiler room safety
    • Boiler room fire prevention

In-House Training Available

For additional information about in-house training, please call Amy Murphy at (815) 280-1418 or email amurphy@jjc.edu