With the increased interest in climate impacts, sustainability, and efficiency, more responsibility is being placed on boiler operators to help improve performance and reduce emissions. This third edition of the Boiler Operator’s Handbook is intended to help such operators in the quest for improved operability and performance of their boilers and their plants. The theme of this book is to "operate wisely". The goal is to instill not only "know how" but "know why". The main details have been provided by the original author, Mr. Ken Heselton. This updated version has been somewhat expanded to include a wider range of examples and some of the more recent environmental requirements.
To illustrate these points, topics include multi boiler operations, understanding the plant load, maintenance issues, and controls. Every plant is different. However, it is hoped that with the information provided in this book, the wise operator will be able to address the various unique issues posed by the specific plant and provide timely solutions to meet the present-day requirements.
Table of Contents
1. Operating Wisely
2. Boiler Operations
3. What The Wise Operator Knows
4. Special Systems
5. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
8. Water Treatment
9. Strength of Materials
10. Plants and Equipment
12. Why They Fail
Carl Bozzuto has been in the power industry for over 50 years. He started his career at Combustion Engineering, the leading boiler manufacturing company. He was on startup on the first commercial SO2 scrubber in the US in the late 60s. He has held various positions in CE and its successor companies (ABB, Alstom) including General Manager of Fluid Bed Boilers and Vice President of Technology. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners and is currently an Honorary Member. Since his retirement, he has been a class instructor for Electric Utility Consultants, Inc., teaching courses in boilers, coal power plants, combined cycle plants, and HRSGs. He was editor-in-chief and an author of the award winning textbook Clean Combustion Technologies. He is currently a judge for the Carbon XPRIZE for the XPRIZE Foundation. In 2020, Mr. Bozzuto was honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.