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 personnel. 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Boilers (with mathematics).
Chapter 2 Boilers types and construction.
Chapter 3 Boiler Accessories, Steam Systems and Auxiliary Equipment.
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.