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FACM 2052 - High Pressure Boiler Operation and Maintenance

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course is intended to advance students in operation and maintenance of high pressure boilers and to help them meet state of Minnesota requirements for best practices in operation and maintenance of high pressure boilers. The student must have two thousand hours of operation or equivalent class room training established by the Minnesota Chief Boiler Inspector. Students will also need to accumulate additional hours to meet state requirements to sit for the Minnesota 2A boiler license exam. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Minnesotas Special Engineers License to meet state boiler division requirements
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Boiler Systems
  2. Combustion Equipment
  3. Draft Systems
  4. Feed Water System
  5. Fuels and Combustion
  6. High Pressure Steam Boiler Theory
  7. Instrumentation and Control Systems
  8. State of Minnesota¿s 2A Boiler Exam
  9. Steam Boiler Best Practice Operation
  10. Steam System Fittings
  11. Water Treatment Basics

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. identify symbol stamps and boiler classifications used in the ASME Code.
  2. describe boilers that use other fuels or waste heat used in industry today.
  3. describe types of stresses in boilers operating in high pressure steam and hot water plants.
  4. explain design strategies and operating methods used in boiler operation to minimize the effects of stress.
  5. demonstrate strategies used to improve boiler efficiency.
  6. describe the construction of boilers, tubes, and tube sheets.
  7. demonstrate competence of maintenance and operation procedures for high pressure boilers.
  8. describe the operation of the common types of fire tube boilers.
  9. demonstrate competence in the operation of the common types of water tube boilers.

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