Distance - Boiler Tuning: Boiler Control Systems Tuning Methods, Boiler Control Strategies, Boiler Piping and Instrument Diagrams, Ziegler Nichols Tuning, Ciancone Tuning, NFPA 85 Code (Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code), American National Standard Institute/Instrument Society of America Code (ANSI/ISA-77-44-01-2007 Code), Burner Management Systems, Boiler Permissive Starting Logic and Protective Tripping Logic, Control of Pulverized Boilers, Control of Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers (1.8 CEUs)

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Duration:

This course is approximately 4-5 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

Introduction
This seminar provides detailed description of all the tuning methods for all the control systems used in pulverized coal boilers, circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers, cyclone boilers, and stocker boilers. This seminar provides a comprehensive explanation of all boiler control systems including drum level feedwater control, fuel and air control, oxygen trim control, steam temperature control, combustion control, purge control, flame monitoring and tripping system as well as their tuning methods. The various boiler control strategies are covered including feedback, feedforward, cascade and ratio control as well as Ziegler Nichols tuning and Ciancone tuning methods. The seminar provides detailed explanation of Boiler NFPA 85 Code (Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Codes) and American National Standard Institute/Instrument Society of America Code (ANSI/ISA-77-44-01-2007 Code). The burner management systems (BMS) and examples of boiler permissive starting logic and protective tripping logic will be explained thoroughly. The various methods used to calculate the boiler efficiency are covered in detail in this seminar including the direct and indirect methods. All the factors which affect the efficiency and emissions of pulverized coal boiler and CFB boiler will be explained thoroughly. The seminar covers also all the methods used to improve the efficiency of pulverized coal boilers, CFB boilers and stoker boilers including improvement to their combustion efficiency and control systems performance.
 
Who Should Attend
  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals
Seminar Outcome
  • Boiler Control Systems Tuning Methods: Gain a thorough understanding of all boiler control systems tuning methods for pulverized coal boilers, CFB boilers, cyclone boilers, and stoker boilers
  • Boiler Control Systems: Gain an in-depth understanding of all boiler control systems including drum level feedwater control, fuel and air control, oxygen trim control, steam temperature control, combustion control, purge control, and flame monitoring and tripping system
  • Boiler Control Strategies: Learn about boiler control strategies including feedback, feedforward, cascade, and ratio control
  • Tuning Methods: Gain a thorough understanding of boiler control systems tuning methods including Ziegler Nichols and Ciancone tuning methods
  • Boiler NFPA 85 Code (Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Codes) and American National Standard Institute/Instrument Society of America Code (ANSI/ISA-77-44-01-2007 Code): Learn about NFPA 85 code and ANSI/ISA-77-44-01-2007 code
  • Burner Management System and Boiler Permissive Starting Logic and Protective Tripping Logic: Gain an in-depth understanding of burner management system and boiler permissive starting logic and protective tripping logic
  • Boiler Efficiency Calculations: Learn how to calculate the boiler efficiency using the direct and indirect methods
  • Factors Affecting the Efficiency and Emissions of Boilers: Understand all the factors which affect the boiler efficiency and emissions
  • Methods Used to Improve the Efficiency of Boilers: Learn about all the methods used to improve the efficiency of pulverized coal boilers, CFB boilers, and stoker boilers including improvement to their combustion efficiency and control systems performance
  • Boiler Instrument and Piping Diagrams: Gain an in-depth understanding of all boiler instrument and piping diagrams
  • CFB and Pulverized Coal Boilers Equipment and Systems: Learn about various types of equipment and systems used in CFB and pulverized coal boilers including: economizers, steam drum, superheaters, air preheaters, ammonia injection systems, etc.
Training Methodology
The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all the delegates gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.
 
Special Feature
Each delegate will receive a digital copy of the following materials written by the instructor:
 
1. Excerpt of the relevant chapters from the “POWER GENERATION HANDBOOK” second edition published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)
2. Excerpt of the relevant chapters from the “POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE” published by McGraw-Hill in 2012 (800 pages)
3. BOILER TUNING MANUAL (includes practical information about all boiler tuning methods - 400 pages)

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 24 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as "Excellent" or "Very Good" by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.
Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:
  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:
  1. The first "Excellence in Teaching" award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  2. The "Excellence in Teaching Award" in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  3. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  4. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  5. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).
Prof. Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 30 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro - the largest electric utility in North America).
While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.
Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.
Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree "with distinction" from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Basic Boilers, Furnace, Economizer, Superheaters, Boiler Drums, Piping and Instrument Diagrams, NFPA 85 Code (Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code), Control of Boilers, Ziegler Nichols Tuning, Ciancone Tuning, Furnace Draft, Drum Level Feedwater Control, Three Element Level Control
  • Basic Boilers
  • Boiler Components
  • Furnace
  • Fans
  • Windbox
  • Flue Gas Heat Exchangers
  • Combustion Air Preheater
  • Economizer
  • Superheater
  • Boiler Drums
  • Piping and Instrument Diagrams
  • Design Basis Checklist
  • Control of Boilers
  • Control Strategies
  • Bumpless Transfer
  • NFPA 85 Code (Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code)
  • Simple Feedback Control
  • Feedforward plus Feedback Control
  • Cascade Control
  • Ratio Control
  • Feedforward Control
  • Controller Tuning
  • Ziegler Nichols Tuning
  • Ciancone Tuning
  • Determining Gain, Reset, and Derivative
  • Gain vs Proportional Band (PB)
  • Controller Actions (gain/proportional action, integral/reset action, derivative action)
  • Controller Actions Setup
  • The effects on Tuning
  • Calibration effect on Gain
  • Transmitters
  • Redundancy
  • Interlock Circuitry
  • Final Control Elements
  • Furnace Draft
  • Pressure Fired Boilers
  • Balanced Draft Boiler Fans
  • Furnace Pressure control
  • Feedwater
  • Once-Through Boilers
  • Drum Level Feedwater Control
  • Feedwater Control
  • Transmitters
  • Shrink and Swell
  • Single Element Level Control
  • Two Element Level Control
  • Three Element Level Control
  • Control System Configuration
Coal Fired Boilers, Pulverized Coal Boilers, Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers, Fuel and Air Control, Oxygen Trim Control, Two Element Superheat Control, Three Element Level Control, Burner Management Systems, Flame Monitoring and Tripping System, Examples of Permissive Starting Logic and Protective Tripping Logic
  • Coal Fired Boilers
  • Pulverized Coal Fired Boilers
  • Raw Coal and Feeder
  • Stocker Boilers (control scheme for a stoker boiler)
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers
  • Cyclone Boiler (combustion control for cyclone fired boiler)
  • Fuel and Air Control
  • Fuel and Air Control Gas Oil
  • Fuel and Air Control Characterization
  • Excess Air to Oxygen
  • Multiple Fuel Control
  • Oxygen (O2) Trim Control
  • Multiple Boilers
  • Steam Temperature
  • Two Element Superheat Control
  • Three Element Level Control
  • Three Element Control for Spray Attemperator
  • Burner Management Systems
  • Burner Management System (BMS) Control
  • NFPA85 Code (Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code)
  • Boiler Control and Operating Documentation
  • Combustion Control
  • Purge Control
  • Requirement for Independence of Control (Hardware/Software)
  • Flame Detection
  • Flame Monitoring and Tripping System (Multiple Burner Boilers – Class 1 Igniter, Class 2 Igniter, Class 3 Igniter)
  • Flame Tripping Validation
  • Safety Shutoff Valves
  • Examples of Permissive Starting Logic and Protective Tripping Logic
Environment, Controlling of Ammonia Injection, Boiler Efficiency Computations, Control Valve Sizing, Steam Temperature Control, Principles and Methods of Transient Superheat Steam Temperature Control, American National Standards Institute/Instrument Society of America Code (ANSI/ISA-77-44-01-2007 Code), Combustion Process, Control of Pulverized Coal-Fired Boilers, Control of Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers
  • Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and NOx Control
  • Controlling Ammonia Injection
  • Excess Air to Oxygen
  • Boiler Efficiency Computations
  • Input/Output Example
  • Control Valve Sizing
  • Valve Characteristics
  • Valve Characteristic Graph
  • Recommended Velocities
  • Valve Sizing for Different Control Media
  • Control Valve Sizing Calculations (Water Valve Sizing, Steam Valve, Gas Valve Sizing)
  • Steam Temperature Control
  • Purpose
  • Steam Temperature Control by Ratio Adjustment
  • Principles and Methods of Transient Superheat Steam Temperature Control
  • Steam Temperature Feedback Control
  • Load Index Development
  • Transient Correction Signal Development
  • Use of Cascade Spray Valve Control
  • NOx Control
  • Redundancy
  • Reset Windup Prevention
  • Advanced Steam Temperature Control
  • American National Standards Institute/Instrument Society of America Code (ANSI/ISA-77-44-01-2007 Code)
  • Combustion Process
  • Basic Combustion Control Strategies
  • Excess Air Requirements Concepts
  • Furnace Pressure (Draft)
  • Control of Gas- and Oil-fired Boilers
  • Control of Pulverized Coal-Fired Boilers
  • Pulverizer Dynamics
  • Ball Tube Pulverizers
  • Non-Ball Tube Mills
  • Pulverizer Coal-Air Control System
  • Reference for Pulverizer Control
  • Duel Fuel Firing
  • Control of Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers
  • Permissive Starting Logic For Continuous Gas Ignitors and Gas Burners
  • Drum Levels Methods of Compensation

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