The FCS Boiler Operations for Environmental Compliance and Efficiency Course has been accredited by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). This course fulfills the operator training requirements mandated by Code of Maryland Regulation(COMAR) 26.11.09 for nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission reduction training.
One of the principal causes of NOx is the combustion of fossil fuels. The term NOx refers to a family of compounds which are made of nitrogen and oxygen. NOx in the atmosphere contributes to a number of environmental problems. Certain NOx compounds are toxic to humans. NOx is a primary contributor to the problems of acid rain, smog, ground-level ozone and the deposition of excessive nutrients into bodies of water. The emission of NOx is regulated by both federal and state regulations.
The emissions of NOx can be significantly reduced through the application of new technologies, altering operating procedures and improving plant efficiency. Educating plant operators to use new technologies and procedures and to improve plant efficiency is one of the fundamental strategies of both federal and state efforts to reduce NOx emissions and their environmental impact.
Maryland regulations require training every three years, by an approved training organization, for operators of plants which have a fuel input rate of 100 mm/Btu hr or less, or which are designated as“Space Heaters.” A space heater is defined as fuel burning equipment that consumes more than 60% of its annual fuel during the heating season from October 31 of one year through March 31 of the next year.
FCS’ Boiler Operations for Environmental Compliance and Efficiency Course is designed to provide operators with the information they need to operate plants efficiently and in compliance with federal and state regulations. This course focuses on the practical application of thermodynamic and combustion principles in order to improve plant efficiency. Topics covered in the course include:
- Atmospheric pollution and its effects
- Hermodynamics and heat transfer
- Boiler fundamentals
- Boiler automation and combustion control
- Boiler operations
FCS offers the Boiler Operations for Environmental Compliance and Efficiency Course at out clients’ sites. This course can be customized to specifically address the equipment in your plant.