Steam boiler operation, maintenance and troubleshooting are the focus of a five-day course in June. Spirax Sarco will present the course June 8-12 at its training facility in Blythewood, S.C.

Instructor Byron Nichols will cover a range of topics such as:

  • Common boiler auxiliaries and operating techniques.
  • Modern boiler water treatment practices.
  • Construction and repair methods.
  • Waste heat recovery.
  • Controls, fuels and draft.

Attendees receive a training manual with information on instrumentation and PLC controls systems, variable-frequency drives, steam system optimization, reverse osmosis systems, low-NOX burners, and boiler startup and shutdown procedures.

On June 12, the American Society of Power Engineers Region 4 will provide testing for those who qualify. For more information, visit