Course Title: Boiler Basics and Electrical, Troubleshooting

Sponsoring Organization: Cleaver-Brooks (

Date / Location: May 20-21 in Des Plaines, Ill.

Course Description: The overall objective of this two-day program is to make the attendee more knowledgeable about what a boiler is, how best to operate it, and how best to maintain it for optimal safety and efficiency. Understanding the boiler’s electrical circuitry is essential in keeping the boiler online and reliable, potentially saving thousands of dollars annually in lost production due to untimed outages. This seminar is designed for boiler operators, maintenance personnel, building and facility engineers, and all persons who are supervising and/or responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting boilers. The Boiler Basics section covers the boiler and supporting accessories, simple thermodynamics, component identification on a live boiler, and best practices for proper boiler operation and maintenance. The topics addressed in the Basic Electrical/Troubleshooting portion include basic boiler functionality, with electrical emphasis; the burner management system (BMS) and its sequence of operation; electrical circuitry and its relationship to the BMS; troubleshooting common boiler safety outages; and what the instruments are telling you.

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Publication date: 08/29/2011