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Spirax Sarco provide expert training to optimise your steam system. Trainers are in touch with the day-to-day problems and practical aspects of delegate jobs. Many of the courses available are approved by CIBSE / BTEC / CEA.

Course Location: Training centre based at Charlton House in Cheltenham. Fully equipped air conditioned lecture rooms / practical demonstration area / fully operational Boilerhouse.

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Course B1 - Introduction to Steam and Condensate Systems

Seminar Length: 1 day

Available Course Dates 2018: 26th Feb | 6th Mar | 27th Mar | 4th Apr | 26th Apr | 11th May | 30th May | 14th Jun | 10th Jul | 31st Aug | 3rd Sept | 4th Oct | 19th Oct | 31st Oct | 21st Nov | 3rd Dec

Fee: £335 +VAT

Who will benefit? Anyone requiring an appreciation of steam and condensate systems and factors affecting their operation.

What is it about? This course provides a broad understanding of the purpose and safe operational requirements of steam and condensate systems.

Delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of steam and its uses
  • Understand why condensate is formed, how and why to remove it and its value
  • Know the major components of a steam and condensate system
  • Understand how steam gets to the point of use
  • Understand the reasons for reducing pressure at the point of use

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Course D6S - Steam Boiler Plant Fundamentals (Shell Boiler)

Course Length: 2 days

Available Course Dates 2018: 27-28th Feb | 20-21st Mar | 5-6th Apr | 24-25th Apr | 9-10th May | 31st May-1st Jun | 5-6th Jun | 14-15th Jun | 5-6th Jul | 11-12th Jul | 24-25th Jul | 14-15th Aug | 29-30th Aug | 4-5th Sept | 25-26th Sept | 4-5th Oct | 10-11th Oct | 29-30th Oct | 6-7th Nov | 22-23rd Nov | 4-5th Dec

Fee: £650 +VAT

Who Will Benefit? Anyone involved in the planning or upgrading of boiler and those responsible for the day to day running of steam boilers - large and small. It is also relevant for those needing an overview of how a boiler works or as a pre-cursor to the BOAS course.

What is it about? This course provides an understanding of the wet side of the boiler and outline trends in the management and control of boiler plant in order to achieve high levels of efficiency and safety with smooth operation.

Delegates will be able to:

  • Identify major types of boiler
  • Understand the boiler fittings and their uses
  • Know the types of daily/weekly tests recommended
  • Understand elements of feedwater treatment, deaeration and storage
  • Understand boiler water level control and alarms
  • Understand blowdown controls, vessels and pits
  • Appreciate the benefits of heat recovery systems and energy management
  • Understand the requirements of efficient best practice including BG01 ('Guidance on Safe Operation of Boilers')
  • Understand how boilers produce steam and how this can affect other areas of the steam plant

Note: This course is also available specifically for water tube boilers.
Please ask for further details (ref: D6WT)

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Course D6A - Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) - Operator and Manager

Seminar Length: 5 days

Available Course Dates 2018: 5-9th Mar | 19-23rd Mar | 16-20th Apr | 30th Apr-3rd May | 21-25th May | 4-8th Jun | 23-27th Jul | 6-10th Aug | 20-24th Aug | 3-7th Sept | 24-28th Sept | 22-26th Oct | 5-9th Nov | 3-7th Dec

Fee: £1395 +VAT - Plus KIWA-Gastec registration and assessment fees (£405+VAT for cat 2 Shell boilers / £480+vat for cat 3 water tube boilers / £80+Vat for dual award).

Who will benefit? This course is designed for practicing boiler house operatives or those responsible for managing a boiler house and its operators.

Course Objectives:

  • To deliver the BOAS syllabus
  • To prepare candidates for BOAS accreditation
  • The syllabus will contain information on the following:

  • Steam fundamentals
  • Fuel types
  • Feedwater
  • Boiler controls and instrumentation
  • Operation of boilers
  • Safety & legal requirements
  • Boiler efficiency
  • Management

What is BOAS? The Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) provides national accreditation for industrial boiler operators and boiler plant managers, a course recommended by BG01 ‘Guidance on the Safe Operation of Boilers’.

Spirax Sarco is a licensed and approved BOAS training provider. The D6A course provides training to the BOAS syllabus and includes the written examination. Candidates are also interviewed by a Gastec assessor during the course.

Successful candidates may use the designatory letters "Cert IBO" (Certified Industrial Boiler Operator) or "Dip BOM" (Diploma in Boiler Plant Operation Management). Candidates from both award categories take the same course and written papers. Interviews are specific to each award. The awards are valid for 5 years, after which a refresher course becomes necessary.

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Course D6AR - Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) - Renewal - Operator and Manager

Seminar Length: 3 days

Available Course Dates 2018: 28th Feb-2nd Mar | 17-19th Apr | 11-13th Jun | 2-4th Jul | 10-12th Sep | 1-3rd Oct | 19-21st Nov | 17-19th Dec

Fee: £750 +VAT - Kiwa-GASTEC registration and assessment fees in addition (£405+VAT for cat 2 shell boilers / £480+vat for cat 3 water tube boilers / £80+vat for DUAL award).

Who will benefit? Qualified boiler operators and boiler plant managers/supervisors who have already undertaken the BOAS course are already entitled to use the designatory letters "Cert IBO" and "Dip BOM" respectively. For new/inexperienced boiler operators see the Steam Boiler Plant Fundamentals course.
For boiler operators and managers wishing to obtain a BOAS qualification see the Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme course.

What is is about? This is a renewal course for boiler operators and managers/supervisors who are already accredited within the Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme. The renewal course should be taken on the fifth anniversary of gaining the BOAS award and five yearly thereafter.

Essential: Already BOAS qualified. Supply of paperwork.

Recommended: Familiar with BG01 guidelines & attendance of the Steam Boiler Plant Fundamentals course.

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Course M2 - Steam Plant Maintenance - City and Guilds Accredited

Seminar Length: 4 days

Available Course Dates 2018: 26-29th Mar | 9-12th Apr | 30th Apr-3rd May | 14-17th May | 18-21st Jun | 2-5th Jul | 16-19th Jul | 30th Jul-2nd Aug | 13-16th Aug | 10-13th Sept | 15-18th Oct | 29th Oct-1st Nov | 12-15th Nov | 26-29th Nov | 10-13th Dec

Fee: £1295 +VAT

Who will benefit? Those involved with the maintenance and installation of steam systems and those wishing to obtain a recognised maintenance based steam qualification.

What is it about? This course provides delegates with the basic knowledge and practical skills necessary to assess your competence and knowledge based on the City & Guilds syllabus.

Delegates will be able to about:

  • Understand the fundamentals of steam systems
  • Demonstrate good installation practices
  • Demonstrate fault finding through practical experience
  • Maintain steam traps, pressure reducing valves, condensate pumps and other ancillary equipment
  • Have an understanding of basic boiler house maintenance - Feedwater treatment and burners

Additional Information: This course is assessed by multiple choice test paper and practical assessment. Spirax Sarco is accredited by The City & Guilds of London Institute as the sole approved test centre for Module 13 - Steam Plant Maintenace. Delegates will take practical and written tests as part of the coure.

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Course M3 - Safety Valve Accreditation

Seminar Length: 1 day

Available Course Dates 2018: 4th May | 22nd Jun | 14th Sep

Fee: £320 +VAT

Who will benefit? Those involved with the installation, maintenance and setting of safety valves and requiring training to work on them.

What is it about? This course gives an understanding of the importance of safety valves, their sizing, setting and installation and what work may be carried out on them, all in accordance with current legislation.

Delegates will:

  • Know the purpose of safety valves
  • Understand the selection of set pressure
  • Be able to identify factors affecting sizing
  • Know the main issues around safety valve installation
  • Know the key parts for installation of safety valves
  • Understand what maintenance is permissible and how to carry this out safely

Note: This course only applies to Spirax Sarco safety valves.

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Course D1 - Design of Steam and Condensate Systems

Seminar Length: 4 days

Available Course Dates 2018: 23-26th Apr | 25-28th Jun | 9-12th Jul | 20-23rd Aug | 17-20th Sept | 8-11th Oct | 26-29th Nov

Fee: £1050 +VAT

Who will benefit? Designers, plant engingeers, consultants, and those responsible for the general layout of steam and condensate services.

What is it about? This project based course provides specialist knowledge of current practices in steam and condensate systems, and the factors to be considered in their design.

Delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the properties of steam and why it is used
  • Calculate the steam demand for different types of steam plant
  • Understand the requirements of steam distribution system
  • Understand the need for different steam traps and air vents
  • Understand the different methods of steam trap checking and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Explain the requirement to remove and recover condensate
  • Understand the need for pressure reduction and the different types available
  • Explain the factors affecting control valves
  • Realise the importance of flash steam recovery
  • Explain how safety valves are set, lift and leak
  • Size pressure reducing valves, steam traps, condensate pipe, flash vessels, safety valves and blowdown vessel

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Course LA1 - Legionella Awareness

Seminar Length: 1 day

Available Course Dates 2018: 14th Nov

Fee: £320 +VAT

Who will benefit? Anyone involved in monitoring and managing hot and cold water systems to ensure the risk presented by legionella bacteria is minimised.

What is it about? This course is designed to raise awareness and reduce the risk associated with the water-borne bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease. Delegates who attend this course will leave with an understanding of how to apply relevant legislation within their day to day duties, with a particular focus on the Health & Safety Executive’s new version of the Approved Code of Practice (L8) and accompanying technical guidance (HSG 274) documents.

Delegates will:

  • Describe the typical symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease and the types of people who are most susceptible
  • Discuss methods of transmission and infection of Legionnaire’s disease
  • Explain the key requirements of legislation, codes of practice and guidance relating to the management of Legionella
  • Identify key role and responsibilities associated with the management if legionella bacteria
  • Describe a risk assessment process and the importance of monitoring and control
  • Understand how hot and cold water systems operate
  • Identify and apply measures for controlling risks within hot and cold water systems, including testing regimes

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Course RA1 - Introduction to Boiler House Risk Assessment for Managers

Seminar Length: 1 day

Available Course Dates 2018: 10th Apr | 15th Jun | 16th Aug | 16th Oct | 14th Dec

Fee: £350 +VAT

Who will benefit? Anyone involved in the safe operation and assessment of a boiler house, boiler house operatives and managers.

Delegates will:

  • Understand the principles of risk assessment
  • Complete the risk assessment process
  • Know the definition of a competent person
  • Identify and know the requirements of INDG436 and associated legislation
  • Know the specific requirements for conducting a boiler house risk assessment

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Course W1 - Boiler House Water Treatment

Seminar Length: 1 day

Available Course Dates 2018: 22nd Mar | 22nd May | 17th Jul | 7th Sept | 13th Nov | 13th Dec

Fee: £350 +VAT

Who will benefit? Anyone involved in the day to day running of steam boilers and utility plant including site technicians, boiler operators, supervisors, plant engineers and maintenance engineers.

What is it about? This course is designed to explain why water treatment of steam plant helps ensure it operates safely and efficiently. The aim is to provide delegates with the knowledge and information to help manage and treat the system effectively.

Delegates will:

  • Understand the importance of managing water treatment operations
  • Understand the importance of water treatment guidelines
  • Develop schemes to prevent scale, corrosion and fouling
  • Understand chemical dosing requirements
  • Know how to put in place a boiler water treatment strategy

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Free of Charge Correspondence Courses

Automatic Controls - An Introduction

Who will benefit? It is useful for engineers who are involved with control systems and also for mechanical or electrical engineers who need a general appreciation of controls.

What is it about? This course aims to give a basic introduction to automatic controls, with specific emphasis on temperature control.

Course Format: This is a self-study course and will be supplied as a series of booklets by post. You will be able to submit your assessment test answers for marking and if successful you will be awarded a Spirax Sarco Certificate of Achievement.

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Hot Water Heating

Who will benefit? It is beneficial to anyone whose work brings them into contact with hot water heating systems, providing basic knowledge for those who have not specifically trained as a heating engineer, such as works engineers, plant managers and hospital engineers.

What is it about? This course focuses on one small, but important, part of the building services package - the hot water heating system. It broadly covers some aspects of its design and function.

Course Format: This is a self-study course and will be supplied as a series of booklets by post. You will be able to submit your assessment test answers for marking and if successful you will be awarded a Spirax Sarco Certificate of Achievement.

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Steam Utilisation

Who will benefit? Anyone whose work brings them into contact with steam.

What is it about? This is the most comprehensive course on steam utilisation available. All users need to be aware of the properties of steam so that they can benefit from them, and system designers need to be using the most modern steam systems available to maximise plant efficiency and operation. Those responsible for installing systems must be sure specifications are understood, and those maintaining them need to be able to diagnose and rectify faults.

Course Format: This is a self-study course and will be supplied as a series of booklets by post. You will be able to submit your assessment test answers for marking and if successful you will be awarded a Spirax Sarco Certificate of Achievement.

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