BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. — Spirax Sarco, a provider of products and services for steam systems, has announced its latest training event: Basic Steam Boiler Operator Training. The five-day course will be held June 8-12, 2015, at the company’s training facility in Blythewood, South Carolina, and will cover virtually all facets of steam boiler operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Instructor Byron Nichols, will cover common boiler auxiliaries and operating techniques. Information will be included on modern boiler water treatment practices, construction and repair methods, waste heat recovery, controls, fuels, and draft. The training manual includes the latest information on instrumentation and PLC controls systems, variable-frequency drives (VFDs), steam system optimization, reverse osmosis systems, low-NOx burners, and boiler start-up and shutdown procedures.

On Friday, June 12, 2015, the American Society of Power Engineers (ASOPE) Region 4 will provide Entry Level 3rd class through Chief Engineering Level testing for those who qualify.

To learn more and register for this training class, go to

Publication date: 4/6/2015

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