Advanced Boiler Inspection Techniques


This course is designed for plant personnel previously possessing some boiler inspection knowledge. The seminar provides a comprehensive presentation of advanced concepts of inspection procedure, failure mechanisms, component and boiler fundamentals, NDT practices, welding procedures, outage preparation, the use of steel and refractory materials, and introduces basic metallurgical concepts.

The sessions provide the veteran inspector with greater knowledge of inspection techniques and application. Takeaways include tools for establishment and implementation of an in-house inspection team, clarification of appropriate repair procedures, reinforcing an existing in-house inspection team, or for furthering personnel knowledge.

This seminar is an excellent educational experience for all levels of plant personnel involved with plant maintenance programs and efficiency with some previous boiler experience and includes the following topics:

  • Data Driven Planning
  • Cost Control
  • Boiler Repair Budget Management
  • Establishing Tube Replacement Criteria
  • Tubing Choices for Replacements
  • Tube Replacement vs. Repair
  • Thickness Restoration Welds
  • Welding Processes
  • Shields
  • Thermal Spray Coatings
  • Priority Ranking
  • Pre-Inspection Briefing
  • Forced Outage Procedures
  • Inspection Photography
  • Problem Identification
  • Inspection Report Preparation
  • Non Destructive Testing
  • Inspection Procedures