B102 North: Intro to Boilers

  • The Training Center: Kenilworth Location 131 S 31st St Kenilworth, NJ, 07033 United States

Lesson Overview:

This course is an introduction to the primary piece of equipment for stationary engineers, the boiler. We begin by learning some important fundamentals of science, specifically heat theory and the various energy principles that directly apply in the boiler room. With a true understanding of heat, we’ll build a boiler from the ground up and discover the engineered logic behind the equipment.

Students will learn how a boiler works, know it’s fundamental process, and learn about the 4 main systems that interconnect with each other to maintain the plant process. We’ll cover some general boiler room safety, including the key protection devices on the boiler that protect us during normal operation. The importance of water will be discussed, including the 2 main issues concerning water in the boiler. Students will be assigned some reading and on-site training exercises to follow-up on these boiler fundamentals that we have now learned.


Lesson Topics:

  • Heat Theory
  • Heat Transfer
  • Temperature Scales
  • What is a Boiler?
  • Main Types of Boilers
  • Firetube Boiler Animation
  • Watertube Boiler Animation
  • Boiler Fundamentals
  • Basic Principles of a Boiler
  • The 4 Main Systems of a Boiler
  • System Interconnectivity
  • Key Protection Devices
  • Intro to the Water System
  • Boiler Safety
  • On-Site Training Discussion
  • Q & A
  • Discussion