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At this seminar you will study aspects of boiler plant & steam system efficiency to show exactly where & how performance can be improved. Discussions will focus on operating parameters &systems to provide you with information on how to achieve maximum..

Course Outline
After participating in this course you will be able to:
  • Increase the operational efficiency of boiler plant processes and steam systems
  • Identify areas where unnecessary losses are occurring that are reducing your boiler plant  and steam  system efficiencies
  • Apply the new methods learned to improve your boiler plant and steam system's efficiency
  • Ensure safe and efficient control and set up of the combustion process by recognizing the basic control and safety application concepts
  • Improve production and process efficiency
  • Establish a road map to a more reliable steam system
Description A comprehensive understanding of boiler plant processes and steam systems is required to help you improve the efficiency of your steam generating equipment and reduce the fuel consumed for the production of steam. At this seminar you will study aspects of boiler plant and steam system efficiency to show exactly where and how performance can be improved. Discussions will focus on operating parameters and systems to provide you with information on how to achieve maximum efficiencies. The easy to implement ideas that you gain from this seminar, you will be able to identify areas for efficiency improvement which will assist you to assess their impacts and costs to the organization. Objective

The seminar will provide you with practical information on safe and efficient operation of boiler plant processes and steam systems and enable you to improve performance efficiency in a safe manner.

Who Should Attend

Utility and industrial steam plant engineers, managers, mechanical and control maintenance personnel, facilities engineers, process engineers and consultants involved in boiler plant and steam system operation and optimization.

Faculty: Benoit Janvier Enero Solutions, Phiroz Abbany Spirax Sarco Canada Ltd , Gavin Graham Spirax Sarco Canada Ltd, Andrew Reynolds Spirax Sarco Canada Ltd. and Glenn Hahn Spirax Sarco Canada Ltd.

Program Outline Day I

Benoit Janvier, Enero Solutions

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method


  • Steam generation and use
  • Heat transfer basics
  • Overview steam plant operation

Overview of Boiler Components

  • Boiler components, economizers, superheaters, reheaters, air preheaters, precipitators and stacks
  • Fuel system components
  • Air system components
  • Feedwater system components
  • Boiler types

Overview of the Combustion Process

  • Heating values of fuels
  • Fuel types
  • Fuel / air ratios for different fuels
  • Relationship between percent excess air, %O2 and CO

Waste Heat Recovery

  • Types of HRSGs
  • HRSG components
  • HRSG performance
  • Single vs. multi-pressure HRSGs
  • Unfired vs. fired HRSGs
  • Dewpoint/corrosion concerns
Day II

Benoit Janvier, Enero Solutions

Economic Optimization Opportunities

  • Savings potential and cost

Combustion Controls

  • Introduction to Burner Management Systems (BMS)
  • Parallel positioning control
  • Cross limited control
  • O2 and CO trim control
  • Setup of a boiler combustion calibration
  • Control of environmental emissions (CO and NOx)

Introduction to Boiler Controls

  • Drum level control
  • Air flow control
  • Fuel flow control
  • Boiler master and plant master controller
  • Introduction to PID control and tuning
  • Advanced controls

Spirax Sarco Canada Ltd

A Road Map to Steam System Plant Optimization: 
Phiroz Abbany

  • The planning stage, gathering data and bench marking
  • Energy balance & identifying losses
  • Setting goals
  • Gas , water , steam and condensate cost
  • Measuring & managing steam systems: correct instrumentation

A Road Map to Steam System Plant Optimization Phiroz Abbany

  • Steam & condensate distribution basics
  • Understanding steam trapping and application
  • Heat transfer applications and plug and play solutions
  • Flash steam and condensate recovery

Case Study: Improving Production and Process Efficiency within the Brewing and Corrugator Industry
Andrew Reynolds

  • Slow warm up times in two 20,000 litre brewing kettles at a major brewery led to a project in Energy conservation through closed loop system design.  Design changes led to improved process efficiency of Brew Kettles and enabled more production from same pieces of process equipment. Expanding hot deck table project led to concerns of decreased production through decreased line speeds at a major corrugator company.
  • Design changes led to increased line speeds and more production

Steam System Asset Management Solutions & Opportunities
Gavin Graham

  • Establishing a road map to a more reliable steam system
  • Examining energy losses through steam trap failures including impacts on NOx /SOx and CO2 emissions via reduced steam consumption. (Working the macro spreadsheet with participation from the group. Using their input values to determine ROI's and simple paybacks) 
  • Making it easy - design of a preventative maintenance program for a steam system (steam traps)

Roadmap to Efficiency Improvements
Glenn Hahn

  • Review of US Department of Energy best practices and tools
  • Review steam system evaluation tool
  • SSAT model demonstration
  • Energy project: design build turnkey approach

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Daily Schedule:
8:00   Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30   Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30   Adjournment

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.8 CEU / 18 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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