June 26-28, 2018

Newport News, Virginia

Ask the Expert - Interview with John Knapik


Matt Winklestine and John Knapik discuss some common precipitator questions.

Seminar Description

June 26-28, 2018

CEU: 1.8

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 WinDAC® software), and current trends in energization of precipitators.

Participants will learn methods to improve the performance of existing precipitators to meet regulatory compliance goals.

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) is offering each attendee the opportunity to earn CEUs through The University of Akron’s UA Solutions Program. A CEU is a unit of credit for participation in an accredited program designed for professionals with certificates or licenses to practice various professions. One contact/training hour equals 0.1 CEU.



  • Monday, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM


  • Tuesday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • 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

Electrostatic Precipitator Controls & Maintenance

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