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Welcome to The Preferred Manufacturing Training Center

If you are looking to optimize plant operation or expand your controls and fuel handling systems knowledge, Preferred's year-round Combustion and Fuel Handling courses are specifically designed to meet your needs. Preferred also offers an on-site training courses that can be customized for your facility.

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Pricing

Regularly scheduled classes:
$175 per person
Privately scheduled class:
$2,000 (maximum 8 people)

Course Descriptions:

Preferred Instruments Flame Safeguard Controls (FS-01)

Description: This class starts with an in depth look at the Flame Safeguard codes and requirements in today’s industrial burner market. Included will be an overview of flames scanners and their operation. Attendees of this class will be introduced to the Preferred Instrument’s product line of Flame Safeguard Controllers, scanners, annunciators and remote displays.

Duration: 1.5 Days
Capacity: 8 Students
Pre-requisites: Having read the PCC-III Instruction Manual
Things to Bring: Laptop Computer & PCC-III Demo if available

Fuel Oil Handling Systems - Design, Installation and Start-Up (FO-01)

The class provides training for Preferred Utilities pump sets, D3 and D5 Tank Gauges and fuel oil system components. Basic design considerations and "Rules of Thumb" for fuel oil systems are discussed to provide the knowledge base required for successful system troubleshooting. Hands-on training exercises will cover installation, wiring, PWC operation and programming and other commissioning requirements. The student will learn to calculate system suction and supply pressures and to properly size the required piping.

Duration: 2 Days ; Day 1: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Day 2: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Capacity: 10 Students
Pre-requisites: None
Things to Bring: None

Boiler Instruments Commissioning (BI-02)

This class provides basic product training for the JC-22D Draft Controller, JC-30D Flue Gas Opacity Monitor, JC-15D Flue Gas Temperature Monitor, and the PCC-III Based Oxygen Trim with Model LTA, Link Trim Actuator. Class material includes boiler operation principles that are relevant to instrument installation and operation. Hands-on training exercises will cover installation, wiring and commissioning requirements. Miscellaneous field equipment, such as "Smart" and analog transmitters and electric and pneumatic actuators, calibration and wiring will also be discussed.

Duration: 1.5 Days
Capacity: 8 Openings
Pre-requisites: None
Things to Bring: None

PCC-III Controller - Operation, Programming and Trouble Shooting (AP-01)

This class covers the features and functions of the PCC III Multiple Loop Controller by providing lectures, discussions and hands-on training exercises.  The class includes hardware and software functional overview, front face editor menu operations, PC_3 Edit, and troubleshooting.  The class includes introduction to Blockware modification and configuration techniques.  The class uses the Boiler Submaster and Draft Control Configurations as bases for discussion.  Configuration such as fully metered combustion control will also be discussed.  Electric actuator setup and trouble shooting is included in the training exercises.

Duration: 2 Days; 8:00am - 4:30pm
Capacity: 10 Openings
Pre-requisites: Having read the PCC-III Instruction Manual
Things to Bring: Laptop Computer

Plant Wide Controller - Operation, Programming and Trouble Shooting (AP-02)

This class covers the features, functions, wiring and programming of the Plant Wide Controller by providing lectures, discussions and hands-on training exercises. The class includes hardware and software functional overview, front panel edit menu operation, PWC Edit, installation & wiring. The class includes introductions to Blockware and Display, Chart and Menu modification techniques, and advanced boiler sequencing configuration. Example applications will also be reviewed.

Duration: 1.5 Days
Capacity: 10 Openings
Pre-requisites: Having read the PWC Instruction Manual
Things to Bring: Laptop Computer

UtilitySaver Control Systems - Installation and Commissioning (AP-03)

This class covers the installation and commissioning of a Parallel Positioning Combustion Control System with Variable Speed Drive (VSD) controlled FD Fan and Oxygen Trim.  The class includes classroom review of the application and equipment installation. The successful student will be able to supervise the installation and independently commission an UtilitySaver Boiler Control System.

Duration: 2 Days; 8:00am - 4:30pm
Capacity: 6 Openings
Pre-requisites: PCC-III Field Experience or have taken the PCC-III class
Things to Bring: Laptop Computer

BurnerMate TS Control Systems - Installation and Commissioning (AP-04)

This class covers the installation and commissioning of a Fully Metered Combustion Control System with a Variable Speed Drive (VSD) controlled FD Fan and Oxygen Trim. The class includes review of the application, equipment installation and programming through the touch screen. The successful student will be able to supervise the installation and independently commission a BurnerMate TS Boiler Control System. Installation of the Hawk upgrade is covered in detail.

Duration: 1.5 Days
Capacity: 6 Openings
Pre-requisites: PCC-III Field Experience or have taken the PCC-III class
Things to Bring: Laptop Computer

BurnerMate Universal - Installation, Configuration, and Commissioning (AP-05)

This class covers the installation, set up and commissioning of the new BurnerMate Universal Control System.  The installation of field devices and their functions will be thoroughly reviewed.  Flame Safeguard, combustion control strategies, draft control and drum level control systems will be discussed along with the final tuning of the PID control.  The successful student will be able to install, configure and commission a BMU Control System.

Duration: 2 Days; 8:00am - 4:30pm
Capacity: 6 Openings
Pre-requisites: None
Things to Bring: Laptop Computer