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Posted by Dick Hourigan on July 23, 2008 at 19:22:45:
In Reply to: Re: NY Boiler Operators - General Question posted by Bill on May 12, 2008 at 14:29:46:
: : : Oh I'd like to add, I'm only 23. Also I was taught mostly in a foreign language, hence why it is tough to translate certain technical terms.
I suggest the ABMA. The following is a course overview. Their web Site is ABMA.com
American Boiler Manufacturers Association
Self-study programmed instruction courses, designed for any employee with basic reading ability and computational skills, designed to stand alone in a self-study environment (they are also frequently used in instructor-led classroom situations). The courses are learning skill independent. Each self-study course consists of one or more Course Books, a Panel Book, Review Questions, and Review Answers. Boiler Operation Series: Principles of Combustion; Boiler Startup Procedures; Monitoring Boiler Conditions; Boiler Efficiency; Boiler Shutdown Procedures. Plant Operator Series: Fundamentals of Physics; Basic Chemistry; Equipment; Operating Procedures; Steam; Steam Generating Units; Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation: Topics: process variables, direct-read instruments, elements of a control system, temperature/pressure/ level/flow/weight sensors, transmitters, recorders, controllers, final control elements and basic control loops. Call 703.356.7172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and prices.
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