M-014 Instruments and Control Systems for Boiler Plants: 3 PDH
Description of the Instruments and Control Systems for Boiler Plants course
The Instruments and Control Systems for Boiler Plants online PDH course is a part of the Mechanical Engineering category of courses. This course addresses the criteria for the selection of instruments and controls to meet the requirements of a steam plant for heating or electric power generation.
Most control system manufacturers have discontinued production of pneumatic controls systems. Replacement parts and qualified service for the equipment are difficult to procure. For these reasons pneumatic controls should not be used for new installation. Electronic systems have been made obsolete by the microprocessor based control systems. Manufacturers no longer make electronic control systems and they should not be specified for new installations. Microprocessor based control systems can provide sequential logic control and modulating control in one control device. This capability makes available boiler control systems, which use both sequential logic and modulating control, that are more flexible and reliable as well as more cost effective. Processing units can be utilized as single loop controllers or more powerful processing units can be applied to individual control subsystems, such as combustion control of ash handling control..
This course will give professional engineers and other construction professionals an introduction to power plant instrumentation and controls.
This course is intended for mechanical and electrical engineers and other professional engineers and construction managers interested in control systems and instrumentation for electrical power generation and heating boiler plants.
At the end of the course, you will:
- Learn about pneumatic controls;
- Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of microprocessor controls;
- Learn about the importance of control system safeguards;
- Learn about combustion control systems and instruments;
- Learn how positioning systems are employed;
- Learn how metering control systems regulate combustion;
- Learn about controls for atmospheric omissions; and
- Learn how fuel efficiency controls are used.
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Mechanical Engineering category of courses please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 3 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz.
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 3 PDH online course, you will need to take a 15-question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved.
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion.
This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
For detailed state by state requirements click here.
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 3 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
M-014 Instruments and Control Systems for Boiler Plants