Boiler Reliability

Learning objectives

  • Describe why controlling steam temperatures and pressure, drum level, and flow are vital to maintaining boiler reliability
  • Identify the effects of flow, level, and heat-up/cooldown rates on boiler reliability
  • Explain how operating outside established chemistry parameters can quickly reduce a boiler’s reliability
  • Describe key operational steps to help protect boilers during start-up and shutdown
  • List common permissives that must be met before a fire can be ignited in a boiler
  • Explain how tube leaks can affect boiler reliability

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the importance of maintaining proper boiler parameters. You will also be able to identify several things that can decrease a boiler’s reliability.

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