A five-day course providing information on virtually all facets of steam boiler operation, maintenance and troubleshooting will be hosted by a South Carolina-based steam systems company.

Common boiler auxiliaries and operating techniques will be covered during the steam boiler operator training, which will be hosted by Spirax Sarco Inc., Blythewood, S.C. Safety and efficiency of operation will be stressed during the course, scheduled for December 3-7. Session topics include:

  • Boiler theory principles.
  • Boiler construction and design.
  • Steam system controls.
  • Water supply systems and controls.
  • Fuel systems and controls.
  • Draft and flue gas systems.
  • Instrumentation and control systems.

The curriculum also includes information on boiler water treatment techniques, construction and repair methods, waste heat recovery, controls, fuels and draft. The training manual includes information on instrumentation and PLC controls systems, variable-frequency drives (VFDs), steam system optimization, reverse osmosis systems, low-NOX burners, and boiler startup.

On Friday, December 7, for those who qualify, the American Society of Power Engineers (ASOPE) Region 4 will provide entry level third class through chief engineering level testing.

The course costs $1,525. For more information or to register by phone or e-mail, contact Rebecca Majeski of Spirax Sarco at (803) 714-2021 or rmajeski@spirax.com.