Water Desalination plants startup-Troubleshooting-Maintenance


Date and Venue

Feb. 20, 2023 - Feb. 24, 2023
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai Deira. UAE.
May 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel, USA.
Aug. 14, 2023 - Aug. 18, 2023
Kigali Serena Hotel, KN 3 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
Nov. 20, 2023 - Nov. 24, 2023
University of Ghana, Legon, Accra Ghana


Course Description:The treatment of water for steam generation is one of the most sophisticated branches of water chemistry. An understanding of the fundamentals of boiler water chemistry is essential to the power engineer who continually strives to increase the efficiency of the boilers and steam-using equipment.The pressure and design of a boiler determine the quality of water it requires for steam generation. Municipal or plant water of good quality for domestic use is seldom good enough for boiler feed water. These sources of makeup are nearly always treated to reduce contaminants to acceptable levels; in addition, corrective chemicals are added to the treated water to counteract any adverse effects of the remaining trace contaminants. This course is designed to study all topics related to boiler feed water treatment starting with the pretreatment of water supply through the desalination units which includes Reverse Osmosis plants, Ion Exchange

Course objectives:This course will help participants to be qualified in the technology of Water treatment, and Boiler Feed water treatment, standing on all problems facing engineers and chemists who works and deals with boilers and steam generators and the participants will be provided with a brief theoretical and practical background of scientific topics involved in boiler technology (namely, heat transfer, fluid flow, combustion, fuels, water, and materials) goes on to describe the different contemporary construction details and thereafter elaborates on the various industrial and utility boilers based on the different combustion systems.Target Participants

  • Engineers, and chemists who are working in low and high pressure power stations.
  • Engineers, and chemists who are responsible for operation and maintenance of boilers ( fire or water tube )  
  • High level Lab. Technicians and process operators all industrial activity dealing with boiler
  • Engineers, and chemists in water treatment plants. 

Course ContentsBoiler Water Technology

  • Introduction

Over view of water chemistry; Evaluation of water supply; Pretreatment systems; Starting with raw water; Quality requirements for boiler water; The Role of Water Treatment in Steam Generation;  Boiler Types; Deposits; Corrosion

  •  External Treatment

Clarification; Filtration; Softening; Dealkalization; Demineralization; Deaeration; Heating

  • Internal Treatment§  Feed Water Preparation; Deaeration (Mechanical and Chemical); The Corrosion Process; Deaerators; Tray-Type Deaerating Heaters; Spray-Type Deaerating Heaters; Feed Water Quality; Heat Exchange on Feed Water Train; Steam Generation Equipment, Potential Problems and Solutions; Waterside Deposition; Boiler Waterside Corrosion; Embrittlement; Carryover; Causes of Carryover;Heat Transfer Losses; Internal Boiler Water Treatment; Blowdown Control; Super heaters and Other Auxiliaries; Contaminants in Returned Condensate; Types of Steam-Using Equipment; Steam Used for Power; Condensate Return Systems; Steam Condensing and Receiving Systems; Surveying a Boiler System; Steam Sampling; Steam Plant Efficiency; Deposit and Failure Analysis
  • What Is Reverse Osmosis·      Feed water analysis·      Silt density index·      Reducing contaminants through RO·      The reverse osmosis process·      Design of an RO system·      RO membrane materials·      Efficiency of RO systems·      Maintenance of an RO system·      Choosing an RO system
  • Reverse Osmosis Operation and Maintenance·       Startup·       Shutdown·       Preservation methods for tfc membranes·       Ro Data collection & monitoring·       Common system failures·       Membrane cleaning·       Chemical treatment program application·       Guid