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Boiler & Steam System Cost Control: 100 Ways to Slash Costs & Reduce Carbon Footprint -OnlineSeminar

Boiler & Steam System Cost Control: 100 Ways to Slash Costs & Reduce Carbon Footprint -OnlineSeminar
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NOTE: Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre-register for the desired course in order to participate. If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Terese Lavallee, phone (770) 925-9633, email:

Presented online in a series of four live two-hour time modules, this seminar is designed to introduce you to the broad range of fuel saving options hidden away in boiler and steam systems, including over 100 ways to slash energy costs, pollution and carbon emissions.

AIA Learning Units Eligible


This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.

The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the four live teleconferencing sessions.

About the Seminar

This course earns 0.8 CEUs, 8 PDHs and 1.6 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

This course will provide participants with a "shopping list" of over 100 possible wasy to simultaneously achieve the following:

  • Improve boiler and steam system performance
  • Increase company profits by saving energy dollars
  • Insure that you don't miss hidden opportunities because this shopping list is very complete
  • Reduce pollution
  • Reduce maintenance problems
  • Reduce your carbon footprint because you are working at the very source of CO2 emissions

You'll leave this program with a clear picture of the complexities of boilers and steam systems. You'll understand how and why energy has a way of mysteriously disappearing without a trace, and how to correct this problem. By implementing the measures presented, you can reduce fuel costs, conserve energy, reduce pollution, reduce your carbon footprint, and significantly increase your company's profits. You'll get the facts you need about efficient boilers, efficient steam systems and efficient use of energy. You'll learn how to identify the most productive targets out of a multitude of possible opportunities presented in the course.

Instructed by one of the nation's most highly regarded boiler and steam system efficiency experts, this program will give you an understanding of:

  • Key elements of boiler and steam system efficiency.
  • Helpful rules of thumb and general simplified concepts that make the task of identifying trouble spots and opportunities much simpler and faster.
  • A long list of energy saving opportunities to fit almost any plant or system.
  • A new refreshed viewpoint of the logic necessary to improve plant conditions.
  • The tools to do a complete system analysis.
  • Ways to significantly reduce your company's carbon footprint. This information will be very helpful in coping with future carbon Cap and Trade regulations


The program consists of four two-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 8 hours of instruction.
May 14-17, 2018

Course Module
Times (Eastern time U.S.)
Day 1
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Day 2
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Day 3
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Day 4
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Completion of all four modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.


Seminar Agenda

The Boiler & Steam System Cost Control Online Seminar will be presented in the following four two-hour teleconferencing modules:

MODULE 1:  2 hours

  • Reducing energy costs of boilers
  • Operating procedures for effective cost reductions
  • Measure and manage
  • Instrumentation and digital data systems for better energy management
  • Generating low cost electrical power using turbo-generators
  • Combustion system check list
  • Steam systems check list
  • Process heating system check list
  • The penalties of thermal mass
  • Why not use an accumulator to handle demand surges instead of another boiler
  • Fuel selection, different fuels have different efficiencies and cost factors
  • The key to large energy loses, controlling air fuel ratios
  • Instruments needed for plant analysis
  • Oxygen trim systems
  • Reducing excess air
  • Control aystem improvements
  • Questions and review

MODULE 2:  2 hours

  • Fuel loss prevention approaching an ideal scene
  • Draft control
  • Detecting and curing high exhaust temperatures
  • Economizers and waste heat recovery
  • Combined heat and power
  • Emulsified fuel
  • Fuel additives to solve specific problems
  • New discoveries produce good results
  • Reducing CO2 in the combustion phase
  • Questions and review


MODULE 3:  2 hours

  • Burners and controls
  • Air preheaters recover efficiency
  • Tabulators improve heat transfer
  • Blowdown heat recovery strategies
  • Automatic blowdown control
  • Vent condensers
  • Water treatment and cycles of concentration, how they effect costs and efficiency
  • Recovering latent heat from boiler exhaust gas
  • Waste heat recovery from process applications
  • Submerged combustion improves efficiency
  • Questions and review

MODULE 4:  2 hours

  • Use of satellite boilers to cure large losses in big old steam distribution systems
  • Advantages and disadvantages of high temperature hot water systems
  • Recovering energy from steam systems
  • Steam trap losses and loss prevention
  • Insulation performance
  • The advantages and disadvantages of reducing steam pressure and the things that could cause problems when it's done
  • Low pressure steam recompression
  • Pressure reducing valves
  • Utilizing flash steam
  • Temperature setback
  • Measuring steam system loads
  • Temperature setback
  • A look at reducing electrical consumption, fan and pump laws
  • Pump Information
  • Ceramic and soft furnace insulation vs. firebrick
  • Intermittent ignition devices
  • Advantages of and applications for infra red heaters
  • Thermal plant survey lists
  • Questions and review

Your Realtime Program Instructor

HARRY TAPLIN, P.E., C.E.M., is an expert who brings over 30 years experience in boiler operations, design, testing, and troubleshooting to this program. A nationally recognized authority on boiler efficiency improvement, he has managed a worldwide boiler tune-up program involving hundreds of plants and thousands of tests — identifying more than $7 million worth of plant deficiencies and saving millions of gallons of fuel per year. He holds an unlimited steam engineer’s license and has had extensive factory training in control systems. For the past 15 years he has been troubleshooting plants, conducting efficiency tests and evaluations, developing test instrument packages, and designing training programs for plant operators, supervisors, and managers. He earned his B.S. degree at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Course Materials and Advance Preparations

The seminar fee covers registration for all four two-hour program modules, seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non-tollfree access.) Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.

You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your teleconferencing connection in advance of the first session.

Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.