BOILER SCHOOL

Combustion Technology Boiler School – Training

We offer on-site and off-site, in our Modern Mobile Boiler room, training for your employees.

Basic trouble shooting and problem solving is covered to empower them to better understand a boiler’s operation

Certificates are issued upon completion of courses.

EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS

Training videos, in partnership with Ware Inc. USA, will be regularly updated.

Autoflame Servo Motors and Parallel Positioning - Boiling Point

AUTOFLAME SERVO MOTORS AND PARALLEL POSITIONING

Follow this discussion about Autoflame Servos and how parallel positioning can help in the boiler room. Single Point positioning using linkage and a mod motor has been the standard in all boiler rooms but it suffers from hysteresis over time as well as not being highly efficient with each point it controls. With parallel positioning, each point can move independently and precisely adding efficiency in combustion.

Getting the Right Gas Pressure to the Burner for Combustion - Boiling Point

GETTING THE RIGHT GAS PRESSURE TO THE BURNER FOR COMBUSTION

Keith Knowles from Limpsfield talks about making sure you account for all pressure drops when setting up a gas fired burner. Limpsfield burners are high efficency boiler burners that focus on getting 3% throughout the firing range reducing emissions and saving you money.

What is Boiler Horsepower? - Steam Culture

BOILER HORSE POWER

Find out about the meaning behind boiler horsepower. Horse power is important in the steam boiler world because it gives a power rating to the amount of steam a boiler can produce.
Reading Gas Pressure Gauges on Gas Train - Weekly Boiler Tips

READING GAS PRESSURE GAUGES ON GAS TRAIN

Jude shows the differences in gauges on the gas train. The change in units is required to have a finer level of measurements.

You can learn this and more at one of Combustion Technology’s training programs we offer.

Keeping Your Boiler Room Safe with Weekly Boiler Maintenance - Boiling Point

KEEPING YOUR BOILER ROOM SAFE WITH WEEKLY BOILER MAINTENANCE

A feature on weekly boiler maintenance. Each of these steps is to ensure that your equipment is running in top condition and prevent boiler equipment failure. With the right preventative maintenance plan, failure can be avoided and chances reduced.

Boiler Maintenance check list

Monitoring the Boiler Room Water Pressure - Weekly Boiler Tips

MONITORING THE BOILER ROOM WATER PRESSURE

Discussion on the importance of monitoring the incoming water pressure into the boiler room.

Maintaining Conductivity Controls and Sensors - Weekly Boiler Tips

MAINTAINING CONDUCTIVITY CONTROLS AND SENSORS

Demonstration on how to maintain your conductivity controls on the boiler.

What is a Steam Warm Up Valve in a Steam System? - Boiling Point

WHAT IS A STEAM WARM UP VALVE IN A STEAM SYSTEM?

Find out about a unique setup known as a steam warm-up valve. This setup allows for smoother start of steam flow into a cold part of the steam system reducing water hammer and other problems.

Using Valve Wraps in the Boiler Room - Weekly Boiler Tips

USING VALVE WRAPS IN THE BOILER ROOM

A demo on how using valve wraps can help with the efficiency of the boiler room as well save you money.
Boiler Blowers and Combustion Air - Boiling Point

BOILER BLOWERS AND COMBUSTION AIR

A discussion about the boiler’s blower and the part it plays during combustion. Air is a crucial piece of combustion because it is supplying the oxygen needed for the flame. Blowers help with combustion efficiency as well as keeping the boiler room safe by clearing out left over gases inside the boiler.
Venting Steam While Tuning the Boiler's Burner - Weekly Boiler Tips

VENTING STEAM WHILE TUNING THE BOILER'S BURNER

An explanation on how using a steam vent can help save you time when tuning a boiler by creating an artificial load.

Saving Money in the Boiler Room with Insulation - Boiling Point

SAVING MONEY IN THE BOILER ROOM WITH INSULATION

A talk about adding insulation to the pipes and tanks in the boiler room. Insulating the boiler room is a great way to save money with an incredibly quick ROI (Year or less).
Inspection Intervals for a Steam Boiler - Weekly Boiler Tips

INSPECTION INTERVALS IN THE BOILER ROOM

A view on different inspection intervals for pieces in the boiler room. Ensuring the equipment is well maintained increases safety and efficiency.
Keeping Safe When Working with the Boiler's Back Door - Boiling Point

KEEPING SAFE WHEN WORKING WITH THE BOILER'S BACK DOOR

A discussion about the potential dangers when working around a steam boiler’s back door and how to protect yourself. These incredibly heavy steel doors are a staple to the industry yet the safety systems around them have been lacking.

Tips for inspection during a Boiler Open and Close - Boiling Point

TIPS FOR INSPECTION DURING A BOILER OPEN AND CLOSE

Jude Wolf goes over a few tips to keep in mind when opening your boiler for inspection. These tips will help you get through the inspection quicker at the same time of making sure your boiler is internally safe by checking it out.
[HOW TO] Steam Boiler Sight Glass Cleaning

STEAM BOILER SIGHT GLASS CLEANING

Difference between Deaerator and a Condensate Tank - Boiling point

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEAERATOR AND A CONDENSATE TANK - BOILING POINT

Follow this discussion about a deaerator system and condensate system. Today, Ritchie talks with Steven about the differences between a Deaerator System and a condensate system. Both of these systems are able to preheat your feed water system and remove the oxygen from the water. Water can be very corrosive to the metal in a steam system, so removing as much oxygen as possible is a priority. Even though each system is similar, they both go about it a little differently. Watch the video for the full explanation of each system.

Key terms:

  • Oxygen pitting
  • Deaerator system
  • Condensate system
  • Modulating feed valve
  • Steam Oxygen How is oxygen corrosive to metal?
  • Water
  • Celloide valve
  • Blowdown
  • Condensate pump
  • Steam valve
What is Pump Cavitation in Boiler Feed Water? - Weekly Boiler Tips

 

WHAT IS PUMP CAVITATION IN BOILER FEED WATER?

Curious why your feed water pump sounds like rocks are in it? It’s most likely cavitation! Today, Jude goes over what pump cavitation is and how it effects our boiler feed water system.

You can learn this and more at one of Combustion Technology’s training programs we offer.

Planning a Rental Boiler Contingency - Boiling Point

PLANNING A RENTAL BOILER CONTINGENCY

Learn what you need to do to prepare for an outage at your steam plant. Steve Taylor, Director of the rental division at WARE, shares the importance of having a plan in place at steam plants, whether it be for a planned outage or an emergency shutdown. Every plant should have a rental contingency plan in place to save time and money.

BK Labtech | Christmas Training 2019

BK LABTECH | CHRISTMAS TRAINING 2019

Grant Renecle and our new Mechanical Engineer, Marie Parbhoo, attended another successful Autoflame Christmas Training course in the UK, 11 – 13 December 2019.

How Wine is Made with Flash Detente - Steam Culture

HOW WINE IS MADE WITH FLASH DETENTE - STEAM CULTURE

Ever wonder how wine is made using flash detente?
Today, Brent talks about a specific process of wine making known as flash detente. This way is unique because it utilizes steam to break up the grapes on a molecular level.
Remember the value of your boiler system, maintain it properly and save cost in the future.
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Different Valve Stems on Gate Valves and Why It Matters - Weekly Boiler Tips

DIFFERENT VALVE STEMS ON GATE VALVES AND WHY IT MATTERS

Find out the different types of valve stems on gate valves and what they do. Jude shows off how the valve stem can be different on a gate valve and why it matters. You can learn this and more at Combustion Technology’s Training Programmes. Sign up today for our Class providing hands-on opportunities on many subjects.
Learn the skills to be better in the boiler room.

Water Condensation on Boiler Startup - Weekly Boiler Tips

WATER CONDENSATION ON BOILER STARTUP

Learn why water can leak out of your boiler during start up.

Today on Boiler University’s Weekly Boiler Tips, Jude talks about how water can leak out of your boiler during startup due to condensation. You can learn this and more at WARE’s Boiler University.

Parts of the Boiler Room | Boiler Combustion and Steam System - Boiling point

PARTS OF THE BOILER ROOM | BOILER COMBUSTION AND STEAM SYSTEM

Learn about the boiler combustion system and the steam system it powers. Today on the Boiling Point, Ritchie talks with Boiler University instructor Jude Wolf about the many different parts of a steam boiler combustion system and the steam system it is attached to. Without combustion, a boiler is just a water tank. Using fuel (natural gas) it generates a flame that is sent through the boiler heating the water into steam header. This easy to understand video will be great for new service techs or boiler operators who need to learn about boiler operation.

HOW TO BLOWDOWN A STEAM BOILER

Want to extend the life of your boiler? A boiler blowdown can help. Learn how to do it yourself here:
Learn how to blowdown a steam boiler step-by-step with this video. Today on the Boiling Point, Jude Wolf of Boiler University shows how to blowdown a boiler and why you should be blowing down the boiler. Boiler Blow down is incredibly important and something that should be done daily. It is not only a safety issue but can increase the life of your boiler. Simple steam boiler maintenance such as boiler blowdown is a good way to have a good boiler for years.

Limpsfield: A High Performance, High Efficiency Burner - Boiling Point

A HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH EFFICIENCY BURNER

Keith Knowles of Limpsfield tells us about the history of the company and their incredible burner. Limpsfield core goal is to be hyper efficient with their burner. Not only does a cleaner flame save you money but also helps with the environmental standards. Whether it’s retrofitting an existing boiler or building it part of a new boiler package, a Limpsfield burner will greatly increase the efficiency of the boiler.

Boiler Maintenance Checklist

TechTips – with downloadable PDF’s

Tech Tip - How to Increase Boiler Efficiencies for a Green(Er) Tomorrow

Tech Tip - 6 Tips to make your heating plant more efficient and reduce consumption and costs

Tech Tip - Boiler leakage tip

Tech Tip - Checking emissions

Tech Tip - Improve your Boiler's Efficiency with these 3 Tips

Tech Tip - Oxygen Trim

Tech Tip - How to do a Boiler Blowdown

Tech Tip - How to do a Boiler Blowdown - how doing the simple things can optimize your boiler operation

Tech Tip - Optimizing Cleaver Brook Boilers

Tech Tip - The Dangers of Neglecting Regular Boiler Maintenance