Operator's Workbook, 4E
By: R. Dean Wilson
use as a refresher for boiler licensing examinations and for
industrial and vocational boiler classes.
Boiler Operator ’s Workbook
provides information on virtually all facets of steam boiler
operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Common boiler
auxiliaries and operating techniques are covered in detail, and
safety and efﬁciency of operation are stressed.
Information is included on modern boiler water
treatment techniques, construction and repair methods, waste heat
recovery, controls, fuels, and draft. This new edition includes the
latest information on instrumentation and PLC controls systems,
variable frequency drives (VFDs), steam system optimization,
reverse osmosis systems, and boiler start-up and shutdown
Boiler Operator’s Workbook is arranged in a convenient
question-and-answer format speciﬁcally designed for use in preparation for obtaining a boiler
This format makes the book easy to use as a refresher for boiler
licensing examinations and for industrial and vocational boiler
classes. The expanded answers, many with
illustrations, explain the theory and practice of steam plant
operations in a clear, concise manner. Key terms are italicized and
deﬁned in the text for additional clarity.
Throughout Boiler Operator ’s Workbook, math calculations
are used to obtain information. On many licensing examinations, the
ability to set up math problems, assign values, and solve the
problems is assumed. Questions on licensing examinations may also
test the ability to transpose and use basic math equations to obtain
the answers. Examples of these math equations are included in the
chapter where the equation is introduced. Additional explanation and
sample problems are given on the
CD-ROM included with the text.
The CD-ROM is designed as a self-study aid to enhance information
presented in the book, and includes Quick Quizzes®,
Flash Cards, Master Math™, an Illustrated Glossary, Sample
Licensing Exams, Media Clips, and more.
The Quick Quizzes® provide an interactive review of topics in a
chapter. Flash Cards present an interactive review of common boiler
terms. The Master Math™ problems provide a review of typical math
problems encountered by boiler operators. The Illustrated Glossary
provides a helpful reference to terms commonly used in industry.
The Sample Licensing Exams button accesses
four 25-question exams
that provide practice in preparing for a boiler operator’s license
examination. The Media Clips button accesses a collection of
video clips and animated graphics.
- Boiler Theory and Principles
- Boiler Construction and Design
- Steam Systems and Controls
- Water Supply Systems and Controls
- Water Treatment Systems and Controls
- Fuel Systems and Controls
- Draft and Flue Gas Systems and Controls
- Instrumentation and Control Systems
- Boiler Operation and Maintenance
- Boiler System Optimization
Contains answers, with solutions as appropriate,
to all the questions in the Workbook.