Low Pressure Boiler Operation

This seminar covers the components and operation of low pressure (15 or less psi) boiler systems used in hotels, apartment buildings, schools and other large institutions.

You will learn

  1. To safely start up and shut down low 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

  • Supervisors of maintenance personnel who repair pumps
  • Maintenance managers
  • Sellers of industrial equipment or supplies
  • Process operators
  • Anyone needing a basic understanding of pump purposes, types and operation

Topics

  1. The Boiler
    • Principles of operation
    • Boiler types
  2. Boiler Fittings
    • Safety valves
    • Pressure gauges
    • Water column
    • Bottom/surface blowdowns
    • Fusible plugs
    • Boiler vent
  3. Feedwater Accessories
    • Feedwater systems
    • Vacuum pump
    • City water makeup
    • Low-water fuel cutoff
    • Feedwater regulator
  4. Steam Accessories
  5. Combustion Accessories
    • Fuel oil system
    • Gas system
    • Combination gas/fuel oil
    • Coal systems
    • Combustion
    • Automatic combustion control
  6. Draft Control
    • Draft
    • Measuring draft
    • Controlling draft
  7. Boiler Water Treatment
    • Scale
    • Oxygen in boiler water
    • Feeding chemicals
    • Priming and carryover
    • Boiler water treatment
  8. Boiler Operation
    • Taking over a shift
    • Blowing down a boiler
    • Low water conditions
    • Furnace explosions
    • Preparing for inspections
    • Hydrostatic testing
    • Testing low water fuel cutout
  9. Laying Up A Boiler
    • Broken gauge glasses
    • Cleaning the gauge glass
    • Leaking gauge glass washers
    • Correcting steambound pumps
    • Maintaining a boiler room log
  10. Hot Water Heating Systems
  11. Cooling Systems
    • Principles and operation
    • Direct/indirect cooling systems
  12. Boiler Room Safety
    • Boiler room accidents
    • 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