Hot Water Primer
For the first time, novice and seasoned boiler personnel alike have
a resource designed just for them.
Steam and Hot Water Primer
is a comprehensive guide to boiler operation and stationary
engineering. Its purpose is to provide a fundamental understanding
of boiler operation and maintenance for beginners, to prepare
prospective licensing candidates for the boiler license exam, and to
serve as a “go-to” reference guide for operations and maintenance
With coverage of topics that
other, similar books avoid – like maintenance and troubleshooting –
the authors have created an “all-in-one” resource that can be used
throughout the stages of a boiler operator’s career and that will
also develop highly knowledgeable, highly skilled operators,
prepared and ready for the 21st century.
- Coverage of both High and Low
pressure training sets this book apart from similar
texts, which typically hone in on one or the other
- Clear, straightforward
writing style facilitates comprehension and engages
- Practical examples prepare
readers for situations they are likely to face in
the real world
- In-depth appendices include
steam tables and charts, conversions, gravity
tables, bolt patterns and sizes for common flanges,
and much more
Chapter 1 Introduction to Boilers (with
Chapter 2 Boilers types and construction
Chapter 3 Boiler Accessories, Steam Systems and Auxiliary
Chapter 4 Steam Traps and Condensate Systems
Chapter 5 Fuel, Combustion Equipment and Boiler Draft
Chapter 6 Instruments and Controls
Chapter 7 Water Treatment
Chapter 8 Hot water Systems
Chapter 9 Operation and Safety
Chapter 10 Licensing
Chapter 11 Questions & Answers
Steam tables and charts
Table of units conversions
Math made easy. Review of math and basic algebra with examples
as related to the text.
Math-All calculations from the text re-listed on a single page.
API table for fuels.
Specific gravity table.
ASME symbols with explanations
Decimal equivalent of sheet metal gauge.
Decimal equivalent of wire gauge sizes.
Torque values for common fasteners.
Bolt patterns and sizes for common flanges.
Table of pipe diameters and wall thicknesses
Table of common process pipe and P& ID symbols
Extensive glossary for both reference and study.
About the Authors:
Chris Langley graduated from Kean
College of New Jersey in 1996 with a Bachelor's
Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology. He completed his Master's
studies in 2003 at Stevens Institute. He has over 30 years of
experience in all facets of industrial utilities including 18 years
of hands-on experience with ammonia systems.
Mr. Langley has also taught HVAC, stationary
engineering and refrigeration engineering in two of New Jersey's
vocational-technical schools for 18 years as of this writing. He
holds a New Jersey double gold engineer's
Andrew Sacks has more than 20 years of
experience in the boiler, power plant, and refrigeration industry.
This includes training and instruction of boiler and power plant
Additionally, he has over 10 years experience
as an instructor of Stationary Engineering. Mr. Sacks holds a New
Jersey Gold Seal Stationary Engineer's License.
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