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B&W Technical Training Seminars

Training Services

B&W provides a variety of technical training seminars designed for busy plant personnel.

We continually strive to provide seminars and training programs to meet the needs of our customers. Seminar participants will hear from recognized experts in the subject area, and will receive written material to reinforce the lessons learned in presentations.

To meet plant-specific needs, our courses are frequently modified and new courses are developed. Complete curricula to fulfill job progression and qualification requirements for many disciplines are available. We can also tailor our standard courses for special requirements.

Customer feedback has consistently been positive. We are committed to providing the most efficient, cost effective training by utilizing and exploring today’s technologies in all areas of training.

Continuing Education Units

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) offers each seminar attendee the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through The University of Akron’s UA Solutions Program. One contact/training hour equals 0.1 CEU. Upon course completion and verification, attendees will receive a certificate of completion from The University of Akron's UA Solutions Program.

Benefits of Our Training Programs

Training is an investment with many short- and long-term benefits. Two important benefits that directly affect your bottom line are reducing plant operating costs and downtime. Other benefits have a more indirect effect. Training builds confidence and develops skills of plant personnel, improving both morale and efficiency. By improving plant safety through quality training, an organization can reduce its workers’ compensation claims and accident-related absenteeism.

Training personnel to operate and maintain equipment properly, safely and efficiently can help companies ensure reliable plant performance.

2017 TECHNICAL TRAINING SEMINARS

Electrostatic Precipitator Controls & Maintenance Seminar

Electrostatic Precipitator Controls & Maintenance

June 26-28, 2018  |  CEU: 1.8

Seminar Description:

This seminar educates participants on the theory and operation of electrostatic precipitators (ESP). Seminar participants will explore the factors that affect ESP performance, normal maintenance techniques and procedures. Also included are techniques to optimize the operation of B&W precipitator control technologies (such as the SQ-300®i controller, PRC-100® rapper controller and Precipitator ManagerTM software), and current trends in energization of precipitators. Participants will learn methods to improve the performance of existing precipitators to meet regulatory compliance goals.

Schedule:

Reception: Monday, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Seminar: Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
              Thursday, 8:00 AM to Noon

Location & Tuition:

  • Newport News Marriott at City Center, Newport News, Virginia
  • Registration fee: $1,050
  • Payment by credit card only
  • Tuition includes materials, meals and a copy of the 42nd edition of Steam/its generation and use.

Who Should Attend?

  • Plant managers
  • Plant engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Performance engineers
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Electricians
  • Consultants
  • Purchasing personnel

Seminar Agenda:

  • Precipitator basics
  • Precipitator terminology
  • Factors that affect performance
  • Conducting a proper inspection
  • Introduction to precipitator controls
  • Rapping controls and hardware
  • The importance of data
  • Troubleshooting

B&W Roll Wheel™ and E/El Pulverizers Seminar

Roll wheel and E/EL pulverizers training

July 24-25, 2018  |  CEU: 1.6

Seminar Description:

This seminar provides the fundamental skills and best practices for pulverizer operation, maintenance and safety. Technical aspects of the B&W Roll Wheel™ and E/EL pulverizer types are reviewed in lectures and discussion. This seminar features separate tracks for B&W Roll Wheel and E/EL pulverizer technology.

Schedule:

Reception: Monday, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Seminar: Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location & Tuition:

Comfort Inn & Suites, Wadsworth, Ohio
Registration fee (credit card only) $900
Tuition includes materials, meals and a copy of the 42nd edition of Steam/its generation and use.

Who Should Attend?

This seminar is designed for operators, engineers and maintenance personnel who need familiarization with the design, operation and maintenance requirements of the B&W Roll Wheel and/or E/EL pulverizers. Although some topics are engineering-oriented, participants without an engineering degree can greatly benefit from this seminar.

Seminar Agenda:

E/EL pulverizer track:

  • Introduction to pulverizers
  • Operation, performance and testing
  • General maintenance and repairs
  • Major maintenance and overhaul
  • Upgrades and enhancements

B&W Roll Wheel pulverizer track:

  • Introduction to pulverizers
  • Operation performance and testing
  • General maintenance and repairs
  • Major maintenance and overhaul (including roll wheel assembly and gear drive rebuild programs)
  • Upgrades and enhancements

Coal-Fired Utility Boiler Seminar

Coal-fired utility boiler training seminar

August 14-16, 2018  |  CEU: 1.8

Seminar Description:

This seminar provides knowledge and skills for proper operation and maintenance of large boilers used for electric power production. The seminar is designed specifically for utilities using pulverized coal as a primary fuel source. Covered in the course are boiler and boiler component design, safety, inspection, maintenance, firing systems and pulverizers, and methods for overall increased boiler availability and reliability.

Schedule:

Reception: Monday, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Seminar: Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, 8:00 AM to Noon

Location & Tuition:

Comfort Inn & Suites, Wadsworth, Ohio
Registration fee (credit card only) $1,050
Tuition includes materials, meals and a copy of the 42nd edition of Steam/its generation and use.

Who Should Attend?

The seminar is intended for operators, engineers and maintenance personnel who need familiarization with the design, operation and maintenance requirements of pulverized coal-fired boilers. The topics are designed for mid-level operation and maintenance personnel. Although some topics are engineering-oriented, participants without an engineering degree can greatly benefit from this seminar.

Seminar Agenda:

  • Coal-fired boiler design
  • Firing systems
  • E/EL and B&W Roll Wheel pulverizers
  • Sootblowers
  • Boiler controls
  • Cycling
  • Water chemistry
  • Inspection and maintenance

ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPTIONS

On-Site Plant Training

On-site Plant Training

B&W’s on-site training courses can be customized to address the specific needs of each plant or customer.

 

Our instructors can also travel to your facility. This gives you the advantage of having personnel trained on your own equipment and machinery.

For more information about on-site training, contact Matthew Taylor mmtaylor@babcock.com.