B411 – Boiler Maintenance & Troubleshooting

B411 – Boiler Maintenance & Troubleshooting

4.5 days - 32 PDH Credits Awarded



In this course we will learn the principal Boiler Performance Indicators and how those Performance Indicators can help us identify the causes of performance decline.  We will learn ways to accurately measure boiler tube leakage.  In addition we will learn how to establish and use a Boiler Tube Failure Analysis Program to maintain the boiler.  We will lean about the ASME Pressure Vessel Code and its application to boiler tube repairs


At the completion of this Seminar the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe circulation in a drum style boiler
  2. Describe the basic thermodynamic process that occurs in the steam generator
  3. Describe the principal performance indicators of boiler operation
  4. Explain how those indicators can identify causes of deviation in boiler performance
  5. Describe methods  used to identify boiler tube leakage
  6. Provide a basic description of basic boiler tube metallurgy
  7. Describe the areas involved in a boiler inspection
  8. Describe how to develop and use a boiler tube failure analysis program
  9. Describe the ASME Pressure Vessel Code
  10. Explain the ASME Pressure Vessel Code applicable to boiler tube repairs

Course Outline

  1. Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Using the Heat Transfer Equation
  2. Steam Generators: Steam Generator Theory, Heat Transfer in the Boiler
  3. Component Design and Construction: Pressure Boundary Parts, Furnace and Waterwall, Superheaters, Reheaters, Economizer
  4. Basic Metallurgy: Atom Structure of Iron, Physical Metallurgy of Steel, Microscopic Examination, Specific Affects of Alloying Elements, Heat-Treating Practices, Mechanical Working of Steel, Methods of Hot-Working, Mechanical Properties of Steel, High Temperature Properties of Steel, Some Factors Affecting Creep, Steels Used in Boiler Construction
  5. Inspection of the Boiler
  6. Introduction to Boilers and How to Think out a Boiler Repair Project: How are Boilers Erected and How does the Erection Process Differ from the Repair Process, What are Some of the Common Boiler Repair Problems
  7. Supplementary Information Concerning  Detection, Causes, Prevention and Repair of Failures in Fossil-Power Boilers: Hydrogen Damage, Caustic Gouging, Stress-Induced Corrosion, Long Term Overheating, Fireside Corrosion, transition Weld Failures, graphitization
  8. Boiler Tube Failure Modes and Possible Repairs: Corrosion, Erosion, Superheater and Reheater Tubes, exfoliation of External High Temperature Surfaces, Exfoliation of Internal High Temperature Surfaces

Course Dates / Location / Fee

See www.TurbineGeneratorTraining.com for detail on the course dates / locations / and registration fees. HPC’s 3-4-2 policy applies:  Sign up 3 for the same course/date, pay in advance, and pay for only 2 (the 3rd participant is free)! HPC Technical Services reserves the right to cancel any course/seminar within 10-working days of the scheduled date.  Fees are 100% refunded or credited to another Seminar (clients' choice) if HPC should cancel any Seminar.  HPC is not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or other travel expenses under any circumstance.

What you will receive

  1. 1 copy of the textbook. It is a valuable desktop reference in addition to being able to enhance the learning process.
  2. A "Certificate of Completion" with 31 PDH awarded.

Frequently asked questions

  • Will HPC Technical Services bring this course to our location for our personnel only?   YES, call or email Stephen Parker, Stephen@TurbineGeneratorTraining.com for a price quotation.
  • Will HPC Technical Services customize the presentation at our site to suit our particular needs?  Yes.
  • What is the cost for HPC Technical Service to deliver this course at our location?  Well, of course that can vary, but generally speaking, if you're planning on having 6+ attend, when considering your T&L, it is to your advantage to perform the course at your plant (office).  You gain from the customization and price.