Improving Energy Efficiency of Boiler Systems

Course Number: M-6018
Credit: 6 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Improving Energy Efficiency of Boiler Systems, you'll learn ...

  • Direct and indirect methods for evaluating boiler efficiencies
  • Energy losses in a boiler system
  • Combustion analysis: excess air control and air-fuel mix
  • Heat recovery systems (economizers, preheater, flue gas condensing, etc.)

Overview

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Credit: 6 PDH

Length: 72 pages

Fuel consumers face a double challenge. One is economic – to get the best heating value for every fuel dollar. The other is environmental – to keep emissions low, at least within legislated limits. Fortunately, what benefits the first objective also benefits the second.

A boiler installation costing $75,000 can easily consume over $400,000 in fuel every year. Consequently, even with very economical fuel costs, a difference of just a few percentage points in boiler efficiency can translate into substantial savings. Understanding boiler operating costs is the key to maximizing investments year in and year out.

This 6 - hour course attempts to provide simple facts and energy efficiency opportunities in the areas of combustion management, makeup & feed water management, condensate return, blow-down system, waste heat recovery and steam distribution and utilization.

This course is designed for chemical engineers; chemical and process engineers; system design engineers working in power, oil and gas, chemical, and metal and mining; energy auditors; and operational and maintenance personnel.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Direct and indirect methods for evaluating boiler efficiencies
  • Energy losses in a boiler system
  • Combustion analysis: excess air control and air-fuel mix
  • Heat recovery systems (economizers, preheater, flue gas condensing, etc.)
  • Waterside and fireside problems
  • Boiler water treatment approaches
  • Importance of condensate recovery
  • Blowdown optimization and waste heat recovery using flash tanks/ heat exchangers
  • Energy efficiency in steam distribution
  • Energy efficiency in steam utilization
  • Automation using burner controls and oxygen trims
  • Boiler audit checkpoints and questionnaire

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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