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ATSS 1160 - Steam-Steam Boilers (Low & High Pressure Operations)

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: ATSS 1150  or ATAM 1150  or consent of apprenticeship coordinator or related work experience

Covers firetube, watertube, and package boilers, and their appurtenances. Includes boiler operation and safety in firing oil, gas, stokers and pulverized fuels. Explains requirements for good combustion and how to maintain them. Also includes maintenance and repair procedures on the boiler proper including tubes, fans, air preheater, superheater and economizers with stress on proper selection of materials and their location. Auxiliaries such as coal pulverizers and coal burners.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the difference between fire tube boilers and water tube boilers.

Objectives:

  1. Given a picture/drawing and/or final exam questions, the student will recognize a fire tube boiler, to an accuracy of 70%.
  2. Given a picture/drawing and/or final exam questions, the student will recognize a water tube boiler, to an accuracy of 70%.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the difference between high pressure boilers and low pressure boilers.

Objectives:

  1. Given final exam questions, the student will recognize a low‐pressure boiler, to an accuracy of 70%.
  2. Given final exam questions, the student will recognize a high‐pressure boiler, to an accuracy of 70%.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify the various boiler appurtenances.

Objectives:

  1. Given final exam questions, the student will recognize the boiler safety valves, pressure gages, water gage set, low water and feed assemblies, and blow down valve, to an accuracy of 70%.
  2. Given a boiler drawing, the student will locate the boiler safety valves, pressure gages, water gage set, low water and feed assemblies, and blow down valve, to an accuracy of 100%.
  3. Given final exam questions, the student will describe the maintenance of the boiler safety valves, pressure gages, water gage set, low water and feed assemblies, and blow down valve, to an accuracy of 70%.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to pass the typical boiler operators test.

Objectives:

  1. Given a set of sample test questions, the student will research and find the correct answers, to an accuracy of 100%.
  2. Given a set of sample test questions, the student will answer, without any aids, all questions, to an accuracy of 70%.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
 

  1. Introduction and Review of the Course Boiler Theory and Operation
  2. Boiler Construction and Design
  3. Steam Systems and Controls
  4. Water Supply Systems and Controls
  5. Water Treatment Systems and Controls
  6. Fuel Systems and Controls
  7. Dra├ and Flue Gas Systems
  8. Boiler Operations and Maintenance
  9. Field Trip to Boiler Room ‐ Boiler Layout and Piping
  10. High and Low Pressure Boiler Applications
  11. Piping Design and Installation
  12. Steam Piping Problems and Course Review

Primary Faculty
Gordon, Victoria
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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