This is a comprehensive independent training course for Engineer Surveyors/Inspectors who inspect industrial package (shell) boilers and associated steam systems.
Why is it required?
The UK is one of the few mature industrial countries that have no independent training course for assessment and examination of industrial boiler inspectors. Inspectors with specific boiler knowledge and skills are in short supply and the quality very variable.
An improvement in employer-led assessments
The objective of this programme is to provide boiler inspectors with demonstrable training and certification independent of their current employer.
Technical points about this WILKINSON COUTTS course
Industrial and commercial steam and hot water boilers to the same technical scope as HSE BG01 i.e.
It is also relevant to small water tube boilers and fired heaters, and related steam plant in the boiler feed and steam distribution circuit: such as Deaerators/feed heaters, Dosing equipment, Drains cooler/sampling components, Pressure relief valves, Steam pipework.
It covers those items of direct relevance to a boiler inspector acting as a competent person (CP) under the PSSRs. i.e. relating to the pressure integrity of the boiler circuit with its attendant risks of danger due to the release of stored energy and scalding by steam. Subjects include:
COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Boiler inspection industry and PSSR summary
Introduction to boiler principles. Steam types/ thermodynamics principles
Shell boiler types, sizes, arrangements and fittings
Steam circuit arrangement and water conditions
Boiler Operation regimes
Water quality control
Boiler Failure Modes (FMs)
Boiler Damage Mechanisms (DMs)
Inspection routines: working and shutdown
Inspection routines: special periodic
Boiler WSE and reports