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ASME/API Boilers and Fired Pressure Equipment Operation and Maintenance (Virtual Classroom)

Gain knowledge of boiler inspection and methods for repairs and alterations in compliance with ASME BPV, NBIC and API regulations.

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ASME/API Boilers and Fired Pressure Equipment Operation and Maintenance (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Oct 25-27th, 2021


    List $1295
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  • Feb 14-16th, 2022


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  • Jun 06-08th, 2022


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Enroll now to save 45%

$2,375 $1,295

Go beyond boiler equipment operation and maintenance and learn the industry best practices for repairs and alternations. Enroll today in ASME BPVC, API and NBIC Boiler Operation, Maintenance, Inspection, Repairs, and Alterations Combo Course and save $395.

Schedule: the course will run from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 2:00PM  to 6:00 PM Eastern each day.

Boiler and Fired Pressure Equipment operation is complicated, especially for modern equipment that may be fully automatic. Safety, efficiency, and constant generation of steam, hot water, or other products, such as oil and gas or LPG fluids depend on the smooth operation of such equipment. Moreover, some jurisdictions have regulations on the boiler operation and boiler operator personnel, as well as fired pressure equipment oversight. Maintenance on this equipment can increase efficiency, maximize cost savings, ensure safety, and prevent unscheduled shutdowns. A maintenance program should be established based on the type of boiler or fired pressure equipment, history, and the age of the systems being operated and maintained.
This course features a deep investigation of the care, operation, and maintenance of Power and Heating Boilers according to the applicable codes and standards.  Fired and unfired boilers, as well as many applications of fired pressure equipment are discussed. Topics are enhanced by ensuring the boiler and fired pressure equipment Manufacturer’s recommendations are also considered.

This broad scope covers ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Sections I, III, IV, VI, VII, and VIII, and covers API recommendations to reflect the current changes to the industry's practices. Case studies and assignments are used to reinforce the participants' knowledge and application of the codes and standards. Finally, the course addresses how safety requirement measures can increase efficiency and prevent unscheduled shutdowns in refineries and other industrial applications.

By participating in this course, you will learn how to successfully:

  • Explain the different basis for applying ASME BPV Code and related Codes & Standards.
  • Identify the fundamentals of boiler and fired pressure equipment operations.
  • Demonstrate the rules for safe operation of boilers and fired pressure equipment.
  • Describe the fundamentals of boilers and fired equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Apply boiler and fired pressure equipment calculations to ensure safety and maintenance.
  • Describe the fundamentals of boilers and fired equipment maintenance and repairs.

Topics include:

  • Boiler and Fired Pressure Equipment Classification
  • Auxiliary Systems
  • Combustion Systems
  • Control and Safety Equipment
  • Water Treatment
  • Boiler and Fired Pressure Vessel Operations
  • Boiler and Fired Pressure Vessel Maintenance
  • Causes of Failures

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for the personnel responsible for operation and maintenance of all types of boilers and fired pressure vessels.  The following personnel should attend the course: Boiler and Fired Pressure Equipment engineers and operators; Mechanical Engineers, Maintenance Engineers; Plant Engineers, Process Engineers; Boiler and Fired Pressure Equipment consultants, contractors; and Plant supervisors, and managers.

Course Materials (included in purchase of course)
Digital course notes via ASME’s Learning Platform

This ASME Virtual Classroom course is held live with an instructor on our online learning platform. Certificate of completion will be issued to registrants who successfully attend and complete the course.

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Topics Covered

Module 1: Introduction

  • Safety authorities, jurisdiction and codes and standards for boilers and fired pressure equipment
  • Code and standards, guidelines and recommended practices
  • ASME B&PV, NBIC and API Codes for boilers and fired pressure equipment

Module 2: Boiler and Fired Pressure Equipment Classification

  • Design, construction and materials of boilers (fired and unfired) and fired pressure vessels  
  • Construction standards and how each defines its scope
  • Boiling and heating principals 
  • Boiler and fired heater and pressure vessel designs 

Module 3: Auxiliary Systems

  • Auxiliary systems (e.g., air & draft systems, fuel systems, stream & vapor systems, feed water & liquid systems)  
  • Appurtenances and accessories  
  • Types of fired pressure equipment, heaters and/or systems 

 Module 4: Combustion Systems

  • Complete combustion, incomplete combustion and perfect combustion   
  • Chemical combinations and reactions towards heat, oxygen, and fuel. 
  • Different burners and environmental equipment 
  • Fuel types and fuel handling equipment

Module 5: Control and Safety Equipment

  • Types of control loops and the necessary functions that improve performance and safety 
  • Basic safety controls  
  • Periodic testing of boiler and fired pressure equipment 

Module 6: Water Treatment

  • Water treatment of boilers
  • Fired pressure equipment fluid analysis 
  • Criteria for determination for types of water treatment 
  • Industry guidelines and recommendation for water quality

Module 7: Operations

  • Key competency skills of operating personnel
  • Duties of operators and engineers associated with boilers and fired pressure equipment 
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) development and implementation
  • Monitoring and checklists
  • Troubleshooting

Module 8: Maintenance

  • Importance of maintenance for boiler and fired pressure equipment 
  • Maintenance activities for both on-line and off-line operations 
  • Assess the importance of previous failures for safety of boilers and fired pressure equipment

Module 9: Causes of Failures

  • Examples of boiler and fired pressure equipment failure incidents
  • Causes of boiler failures and preventative measures in the maintenance, operations and safety of boiler and fired pressure equipment 

Module 10: Workshop

  • Calculations

Course Review

About the Instructor

Daniel E. Tompkins has over 40 years’ experience in Boiler and Pressure Vessel design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and inspection.  He graduated from Marine Engineering in the province of Ontario, Canada and is certified as a First Class Power Engineer in the Province of Alberta, Canada. 
Dan was the Chief Inspector of several Owner User inspection programs and has been registered as an In-service Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector in the Province of Alberta Canada for over 20 years.  He has overseen Pressure Relief Valve service and repair programs as well as inspection and repair programs for boilers and pressure vessel owner organizations. 
Dan is a member of ASME and has been a member on several ASME B&PV Code committees for over 15 years. He currently sits on BPV-I and BPV-XIII standards committees as well as BPV-I Sub-Group General Requirements and Piping and BPV-XIII Sub-Group General Requirements. 


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