Boiler Control and Instrumentation Online Course

  • Time

    10:00am - 3:00pm

  • End Date

    16 May, 2022 - 18 May, 2022

  • Price


Event Details

This course introduces the practices of controls systems and safety controls for industrial steam generating boilers.

It focuses on the control and safety requirements applicable to most types of boilers from small gas-fired units to large multi-fuel installations. The workshop will provide training in how control and instrumentation is designed to manage the main variables such as drum water level, furnace draft, combustion fuel and air conditions.



This course is intended for all senior boiler plant operators, repairers and installers, control system engineers, instrumentation engineers and technicians, boiler plant commissioning engineers, operation, maintenance, inspection and repair specialists, mechanical engineers and technicians, design engineers, consulting engineers.




. Hazards of boiler operations

. The main control functions in boilers and furnaces


Review Of Process Control And Instrumentation Relevant to Boilers
‘ Principles of sensors and transmitters with examples for boilers
‘ Closed loop control principles including feedback, feed foward, ratio and limiting.
. Control system hardware and software tools.
. Safety instrumented controls and the impact of IEC 61511
. Instrumentation diagrams and symbols per ISA and SAMA.
. Distributed control systems and the separation of safety systems


Feed water and Drum Level Control

. Performance requirements: Level, quality, stability

. Characteristic responses of drum level

• Level control solutions, 1, 2 and 3 element types

. Level measurement problems and practices

. Drum level safety systems

Furnace Air and Draft Controls

. Performance requirements; pressures and temperatures
. Characteristic responses and means of control
. Pressure measurement methods and the pressure profile
. Temperature control and the impact of dew point
. Protection against implosion


Combustion Controls
. The combustion process and its requirements for efficiency and safety
. Coal, oil and gas firing types.
. Stoichiometric air and excess air requirements
. Fuel-air ratio control and its measurements
. Firing rate controls and cross limiters for improving dynamic response
. Methods for measurements of boiler efficiency using analysers
. Application of opt missing controllers


Burner Management Systems
. Safety and performance requirements of pulverisers, burners and igniters.
‘ Furnace safety standards and regulations
. Flame monitors and flame failure detection
. Start-up protection and sequencing
‘ Furnace supervisory controls and shutdown systems

. Steam Temperature Control

. Super heater and art emperator arrangements
• Essential control requirements
, De-super heater controls

Steam Pressure and Boiler Load Controls
. Pressure and flow response characteristics
. Single boiler load control
. Multiple boiler installations and load sharing controls



The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.



1ST BATCH: 16th – 18th May, 2022           

2ND BATCH: 31st Oct – 2nd Nov, 2022

Other Dates

Start Date End Date
31 Oct, 2022 02 Nov, 2022
Start Date End Date
16 May, 2022 18 May, 2022

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