Boiler Control Systems Engineering (ES15)
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Length: 3 days
CEU Credits: 2.1
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Related Course: Burner Management Systems Engineering (ES16)
"This course gives [me] a good overall understanding of how boilers are controlled and the steps to develop that control."
- Brian Rychener, Electrical Engineer
This course covers boiler components and their purpose. Additionally, the course explains the ISA symbols used in boiler control, how to identify the engineering and control of boilers using these symbols, and a method of presenting the engineering. This course covers topics including defining the control and ratio control fundamentals, feed forward control, feed forward plus feed back control, cascade control, ratio control, and how they are implemented in boiler control. Also reviewed are control concepts, proportional control, proportional plus reset control, and proportional plus reset plus derivative control; what they are; and how they are used. Flame detection methods, including the advantages of each method, are also covered.
You will be able to:
Identify the benefits of improved boiler process control and savings from improved efficiency
Develop proper control systems documentation
Apply principles and methods for flow and level measurements to improved boiler operations
Specify appropriate strategies for flow, level, and pressure control
Explain how to tuning boiler control systems
Implement analyzer measurements for improving boiler efficiency
Analyze basic control loops required for boiler operation
Apply control concepts such as cascade, ratio, and feedforward control for boiler control
Specify appropriate safety system interlocks
Evaluate process requirements for writing instrumentation specifications
You will cover:
Basic Control Loops: Loop Requirements Based on New Boilers | Loop Control for Adding an Additional Fuel | Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) for Boiler
Combustion of Fuels: P&ID for Natural Gas | P&ID for Fuel #2 Oil and #6 Oil | P&ID for Pulverized Coal
Fuel Gas Analysis: Types of Analyzers | Analyzers for Control
Steam Supply and Firing Rate Demand: Control Single Boiler and Multiple Boilers | Steam Temperature Control
Feedwater Control Systems: Level | Flow | Process Dynamics
Boiler Draft Systems: ID and FD Fan | Process Dynamics
Combustion Control: Cross Limiting Control | Control Single and Multiple Fuel Systems | Running Fuel Changes | Process Dynamics
Improving Operations with Computers and Analyzers: Running from Graphics | Energy Management | Control Trim for Analyzers
Emerging Technologies: Using DCS Systems
Develop P&IDs for gas, oil, and pulverized coal
Review methods of efficiency calculations
Use PC software to simulate boiler start-up and drum level control
Tune a boiler control system for maximum efficiency
Recommended Resources: Boilers Control Systems Engineering
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Boiler Control Systems Engineering (ES15) - TX
Houston, TX US
Boiler Control Systems Engineering (ES15) - NC
RTP, NC US
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Boiler Control Systems Engineering (ES15) - CA
Carson, CA US