Combustion Theory

Learning objectives

  • Describe the basic chemical composition of fossil fuels
  • Describe how the three elements of the fire triangle and a sustained chemical reaction release stored chemical energy from the fuel

Course overview

Energy is stored in fuel. That energy is released when the fuel is burned. Knowing basic combustion theory is necessary to understand how fuel is safely and efficiently used to generate electricity.

The Combustion Theory training course explains the different types of fossil fuels used in an industrial setting and describes their characteristics. It also covers the elements and conditions that must be present for fuel combustion to happen.

This course examines:

  • Fossil fuels
  • Fossil fuel characteristics
  • Basic combustion process
  • Combustion types
  • Three T's of combustion

Combustion Theory is part of the Hydrocarbon Fired Boilers training series.

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