General courses

Waste heat recovery systems


A study in operation and maintenance of waste heat recovery system (WHRS).

Course objectives 

Enable the participants to understand the design, the components and their function, basic theory of heat transfer, steam fundamentals, water treatment, operation procedures, maintenance procedures and safety.


  • Review of the WHRS with associated auxiliary equipment
  • Steam fundamentals
  • Heat transfer
  • Identification of boiler components and the auxiliary equipment
  • Review of the steam consumers
  • Control, alarm and trip functions
  • Safety hazards and precautions
  • Deposits on water and gas side
  • Corrosion
  • Standard operating procedures:
    • Start-up procedures
    • Monitoring
    • Shut-down procedures
    • Soot blowing
    • Blow-down
    • Water analysis and chemical dosing
  • Maintenance, and inspection procedures:
    • Drums
    • Dampers
    • Soot blowers
    • Test of safety equipment
    • Cleaning of the water side
    • Cleaning of the gas side
    • Auxiliary equipment
  • Water wash and treatment of boiler wash effluent water


Target group 
Operations staff and mechanical maintenance staff.


Tuition methods 
Lectures, exercises and demonstrations at the plant.


Course duration 
2 days.