Course No. 108
Boiler Operation-Boiler Efficiency
Boiler, water column, and gage glass blowdown, soot blowing and ash removal, feedwater control and operator control of boiler efficiency. Identification of parts, procedure and reasons for water column and gage glass blowdown, mud drum and water wall intermittent blowdown, soot blowing and ash removal; the one-, two-, and three-element control systems and the relative differences among them; the meaning of boiler efficiency from an operator’s viewpoint; and recognition of optimum boiler efficiency by observation of furnace conditions and steam generator instruments.
Prerequisites: Ability to interpret simple sketches and a basic knowledge of the principles of combustion, properties of steam, and the steam generating unit.
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