Technical Issues

Boiler Design

  • Boiler Design (Package, Stoker, FBC, PC, etc.)
  • Boiler Fundamentals Education
  • Codes and Standards
  • Small Boilers
  • Energy Efficiency (condensing economizers, Ideas, Metrics …..)
  • Electricity Generation Systems
  • Refractory
  • Burner Design
  • Burner Management System/Safety System

Boiler Operation

  • Boiler Operations and Performance Optimization
  • Biomass Boiler (Fouling and Slagging)
  • Operator Licensing and Certification
  • Operator Training and Controls Interface
  • Performance Benchmarking
  • Risk Management
  • Analytics/Data Mining (greater/improved efficiency)

Combustion Byproduct

  • Ash Handling and Disposal
  • Byproduct Reuse

Combustion Technologies

  • Advanced Technologies (Monitoring and Development)
  • Advanced fossil fuel technologies
  • Technology Fundamentals & Designs
  • Alternative Combustion Systems
  • Combined Heat and Power
  • Electric Boilers
  • Combustion Turbine Technologies
  • Natural Gas Combined Cycle
  • Natural Gas Conversions in Solid Fuel Boilers

Controls/Instrumentation (efficiency/reliability/optimization)

  • Remote operation and control
  • Big data analytics
  • The Piloted Powerhouse
  • IIOT system integration
  • Maintaining older systems
  • Sensors and Sensor Development
  • Reporting and Record Keeping Systems

Emission Control Systems

  • Emissions Monitoring and Reporting
  • CEMS (state -of-the-art, upgrades)

Fuels and Fuel Handling

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Safety

Maintenance and Inspection

  • Forced and Scheduled Outages
  • Remote Sensors and Analysis

Renewable Energy Systems Integration

  • Solar Thermal
  • Solar Photo-Voltaics
  • Wind
  • Geothermal
  • Low Head Hydro

Thermal Energy Systems Education

  • Steam/Electric Balance, Thermal Energy vs. Electric Energy
  • Turbine Generators

Water

  • Boiler Water Quality/Treatment
  • Condensate Metering, Recovery, Treatment
  • Cost and Energy Components, Processing Cost
  • Underground Stream Temperature Measurement