MODULE DETAILS

 

Module 12: Practical Boiler Control and Instrumentation for Engineers and Technicians

 

Nominal duration: 2 weeks (24 hours total time commitment)

 

This time commitment includes the preparation reading, attendance at each webinar (1 hour plus 15-30 minutes for discussion), and the time necessary to complete the assignments and further study.

 

MODULE PURPOSE

 

This module covers the basic construction of boiler plants, as well as the installation, operation and maintenance of boiler plants.

 

PRE-REQUISITES MODULE, UNITS /

 

CO-REQUISITES

 

Module 11

 

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

To evaluate the achievement of the learning outcomes; written assignments, group projects and practical exercises are set.

 

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

1. Examine the essentials of boiler processes and their control functions

 

2. Examine the principles of the main boiler control functions

 

Learning Outcome 1

 

Examine the essentials of boiler processes and their control functions

 

Assessment Criteria

 

1.1

 

Outline the objectives of boiler controls

 

 

1.2

 

Determine boiler processes in block diagrams to identify key inputs and output variables

 

 

1.3

 

Outline the hazards of boiler operations

 

 

1.4

 

Examine the main control functions in boilers and furnaces

 

 

1.5

 

Examine the operation of furnace air and draft controls

 

 

 

Learning Outcome 2

 

Examine the principles of the main boiler control functions

 

Assessment Criteria

 

2.1

 

Examine the principles and operation of drum level measurement

 

 

2.2

 

Examine the principles and operation of drum level controls and protection systems

 

 

2.3

 

Examine the principles and operation of combustion controls

 

 

2.4

 

Examine the principles and operation of master pressure controls for multiple units

 

 

2.5

 

Examine the principles and operation of basic steam temperature control

 

 

2.6

 

Examine the essentials of burner management systems

 

Delivery mode

 

A combination of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning delivery comprising a judicious mix of interactive online web conferencing, simulation (virtual labs) software, remote online labs, online videos, PowerPoint slides, notes, reading and study materials (in PDF, HTML and Word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

 

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