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.
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All equipment manufactured, imported and supplied by Combustion Technology fully complies with South African Legislation, in particular the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER), South African National Standards – SANS 347 and SANS 329.
Our commissioning and service technicians are SAQCC Gas Registered Gas Practitioners in terms of the PER which will issue a Certificate of Compliance (C.o.C) if the gas installation meets all SANS 329 requirements. All our gas burners and gas components are Safe Gas Equipment Scheme
AUTOFLAME E-TRAINING SESSIONS
Autoflame E-Training sessions
Join the Autoflame training sessions from your own home!! In the face of the global pandemic, Autoflame launched E-training sessions for businesses and consumers. The sessions have been very popular worldwide as they are an excellent opportunity to interact with the Autoflame team.
Here is your chance to join a 1-hour session hosted for Mini Mk8 and Mk 8 end users over Zoom! For more information or to book Private Training Sessions, get in touch with our team. All you need is a stable connection and you are good to go!
Training videos, in partnership with Ware Inc. USA, will be regularly updated.
How a Watertube Boiler Works
Ritchie talks with John Viskup (President and CEO of Victory Energy) about how Watertube Boilers are used and how they are constructed. Watertube Boilers do a great job of providing a large amount of steam compared to the package size.
Using Turbulators to Gain Efficiency in a Boiler
Learn how to gain performance out of your firetube boiler by adding turbulators in the tubes. Boiler University Instructor Scotty Hollis shows the benefits of using turbulators to help with efficiency of a boiler. By creating turbulence in the combustion gases, the heat is able to transfer more energy to the tubes and on to the water.
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 efficiency boiler burners that focus on getting 3% throughout the firing range reducing emissions and saving you money.
BOILER SHUTDOWN ON LOW O2
Learn about what you should do during low O2 conditions in the boiler room. Today Ritchie Ware talks with Mike Taylor about the importance of shutting down a boiler that has low O2 correctly. When a potentially unsafe condition comes up into the boiler room, the immediate reaction is to shut the boiler down but that can sometimes not be the case. Mike and Ritchie go through what should be done as both an experience technician and as casual boiler operator.
HOW BOILER EFFICIENCY CAN AFFECT STACK TEMPERATURE - BOILING POINT
Learn how boiler efficiency can affect stack temperature and what it could mean. Ritchie Ware talks with Steven Taylor about what can affect stack temperature and why it’s important to be monitoring it. Making sure that you have a history of your stack temperature can alert you of changes that are happening inside of your boiler combustion.
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.
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.
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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
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
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. Jude Wolf 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.
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 COMBUSTION EFFICIENCY
Today Gerald and Ritchie talk about combustion and how all flames are not created equally. Traditional boiler burner can be improved to be more efficient which ultimately saves you money and lowers your emissions. Gerald also talks about new advances such as parallel positioning devices that help your existing boiler run smoother.
- FGR – Flue Gas Circulation
- Excess O2
- Low NOx Flame
- Flame Efficiency
- Limpsfield Burners
- Autoflame Controls
You can learn this and more at one of Combustion Technology’s training programs we offer.
TechTips – with downloadable PDF’s
Tech Tip - Routine Boiler Maintenance
Tech Tip - BOILER CARRY-OVER
Tech Tip - HOW TO REPAIR YOUR BOILER REFRACTORY AFTER IT GETS SHOCKED (And When to Call a Professional)
Tech Tip - Temporary Facility Closures Call for Proper Boiler Shut Down Process
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
SAGA - Safe Operations of Gas Systems
Boiler Maintenance Checklist