ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Boilers Operation & Maintenance

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About the course

This intensive course is designed to provide a thorough grounding in the everyday operation and maintenance of boilers, burners and boiler auxiliary equipment. The ultimate aim of the course is to make sure that the plant can be operated safely, efficiently and economically.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Provide a full understanding and solid scientific background on the design.
  • Operate and maintain of steam boilers
  • Provide information, considerations and recommendations on how to design, install and check steam systems to identify where energy waste exists

Course Outline

The importance of boiler maintenance: General discussion on types of maintenance work applied to boilers.

### Day 1

Boiler Descriptions

  • Type and construction
  • Important parts
  • Preheated
  • Economizers
  • Combustion chambers
  • Superheats
  • Insulation
  • Auxiliaries

Day 2

Strip Down

  • Isolation
  • Refractors
  • Burner
  • Piping
  • Combustion chamber
  • Economizer
  • Preheated
  • Superheated
  • Steam drums

Day 3


  • Pumps
  • Burners
  • Draft fans
  • Instrumentation


  • Replacement of parts
  • Repairs of parts
  • Closing up
  • Commissioning and testing

### Day 4

Steam Distribution System

  • Steam traps
  • Selection
  • Checking
  • maintenance
  • Practical energy conservation in steam system
  • Steam condenses return system

Day 5

Steam Distribution System (cont’d)

  • Thermos compression system
  • Heat transfer and insulation, to reduce heat losses
  • Checking steam system operation
  • Application diagrams for efficient steam system

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for plant engineers, boiler operators and qualified technicians responsible for the operation and maintenance of steam boilers in different types of industries.

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