"Basic Steam Boiler Operator Training," a five-day course is being held August 19-23, will teach participants about all facets of steam boiler operation, maintenance and troubleshooting. Held at Spirax Sarco’s training facility in Blythewood, S.C., the training course is intended for steam plant operations, steam plant maintenance personnel, and anyone associated with energy conversion.

Instructor Byron Nichols will cover common boiler auxiliaries and operating techniques. Information will be included on modern boiler water treatment practices, 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 and shutdown procedures.

On Friday, August 23, the American Society of Power Engineers (ASOPE) Region 4 will provide Entry Level 3 class through Chief Engineering Level testing for those who qualify.

To learn more or register, visit www.spiraxsarco.com/us.