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Boiler Feedwater Basics

Release Date: January 18, 2018
Delivery: Online
Presentation Style: Documentary
Continuing Education Qualification: IS Commission, O Endorsement, PEI Inservice
Approximate Time: 2 hours

Synopsis:   This course is designed to provide basic knowledge to the inservice inspector regarding boiler water and feedwater treatment and the recognition of normal and abnormal effects of boiler water and feedwater conditions for power boilers, steam heating boilers, and hot-water heating boilers. Additional, it is to provide knowledge of practices for the sampling and monitoring of feedwater and boiler water and the benefits associated therein.

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Boiler Feedwater Basics, is an online course designed to provide basic knowledge to the inservice inspector regarding boiler water and feedwater treatment and the recognition of normal and abnormal effects of boiler water and feedwater conditions for power boilers, steam heating boilers, and hot-water heating boilers.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, students will be able to:  

  • Define key terms related to the Earth's water cycle
  • Describe the water cycle that occurs within a boiler system
  • Name impurities that are often found in water supplies
  • Explain how water impurities affect boiler systems operations
  • Name and identify various types of corrosion found within boiler systems
  • Summarize techniques used ot manage the impurities found in boiler water systems
  • Explain the benefits of sampling and monitoring feedwater and boiler water
  • Identify sampling and monitoring equipment
  • Define key terms and concepts related to feedwater and boiler water sampling and monitoring

Reference Materials
Each student is required to have the following materials (currently mandated edition):

  • National Board Inspection Code, Part 2,  Inspection
  • National Board Document NB-410, Boiler/Feedwater Guidelines
  • ASME Research Report--Consensus on Operating Practices for the Sampling and Monitoring of Feedwater and Boiler Water Chemistry in Modern Industrial Boilers--CRTD-Vol. 81 (OPTIONAL)

Note: All Parts of the NBIC may be ordered through the National Board website.

Criteria for Successful Completion
As a minimum, for a National Board Certificate of Completion to be issued, students must:

  • actively participate in all online course interactions
  • respond to all knowledge check questions
  • complete the course evaluation survey