Boilers: Operation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting


  • Explanation of functions of controls, safeguards, interlocks and alarm systems
  • Describe correct procedures for boiler starting up and shutdown
  • Explanation of the malfunctions that can cause boiler shutdown
  • Identification of the appropriate boiler feed water treatment methods
  • Identification of important steps in inspection of cooling towers
  • Recommendation of the best practices for preventive maintenance of cooling tower


  • Technicians and engineers in charge of boiler operation
  • Technical personnel dealing with boilers maintenance
  • Boiler inspectors and contractors
  • Technical personnel in charge of steam generation and distribution systems 


Overview of Steam Generation and Use

  • Overview of Boiler Types and Industrial Steam Generators
  • Elements of Boiler Plant: Fired Tube Boilers and Water Tube Boiler
  • Steam Generation Basics
  • Combustion Process: Burners and Accessories
  • Fuels and Fuel Properties
  • Flame Characteristics
  • Products of Combustion and Environmental Regulations
  • Programme: Problems and Solutions

Boiler Efficiency and Performance

  • Boiler Efficiency: Economic and Environmental Aspects
  • Boiler Feed Water Preheating Train
  • Air Economizers and Waste Heat Utilization
  • Boiler Performance and Specifications
  • Evaluating Boiler Efficiencies
  • Boiler Blow-Down Control Recovery
  • Steam Distribution System Losses
  • Programme: Problems and Solutions

Boiler Safety Operation and Control

  • Boiler Control Strategies: Safeguards, Interlocks and Alarm Systems
  • Boiler Load Management
  • Burner Management System (BMS)
  • Safe Start Up and Shutdown Procedure
  • Scale and Corrosion Control
  • Chemical & Physical Treatment of Feed Water
  • De-aeration of Feed Water: Removing of Oxygen and CO2
  • Programme: Problems and Solutions

Boiler Inspection, Maintenance and Repairs

  • Routine & Periodic Boiler Inspections: Risk Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Common Boiler Problems in Operation
  • Abnormal Operating Conditions and Operator
  • Actions
  • Maintenance Work Done Periodically
  • Checklist for Maintenance of Fuel Supply System
  • Maintenance of Condensate Recovery and treatment
  • Programme: Problems and Solutions

Boiler Troubleshooting and Accident Prevention

  • Boiler Failures and Accidents: Root Cause Analysis
  • Boiler Explosions: How to Prevent?
  • Boiler Troubleshooting Guide
  • Class Programme: Boiler Problem Solving
  • Summary and conclusions


A Certificate of Completion will be issued to those who attend & successfully complete the programme.


  08:30 – 10:15 First Session

 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:15 Second Session

 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:00 Third Session

 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

Training Methodology:

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:

  • 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
  • 20% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
  • 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
  • 10% Videos, Software & General Discussions
  • 20% Application
  • Pre and Post Test


 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack is: