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An Introduction to Boiler Control Systems

COURSE NO: E03-017
An Introduction to Boiler Control Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to criteria for the design of heating plant instrumentation including selection, application and design of pneumatic, analog and digital control systems for steam boilers. A heating plant may contain one or more boilers.  The plant may be an individual plant serving a single building or a compact group of buildings, or a central plant serving many buildings and facilities through an extensive distribution system.


The heating plant instrumentation discussed is, in general, for a saturated steam power boiler heating plant. The information provided may also be applicable to Low, Medium, and High Temperature Hot Water heating plants, but does not cover all of the requirements of those plants, such as control of water pressurization and circulation systems. The information may also be applicable to superheated-steam power plants, but does not cover the all of the requirements of those plants, such as steam extraction, reheating, steam turbine control, and cooling water controls.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for mechanical and electrical engineers and other design and construction professionals wanting to learn the fundamentals of heating, high pressure and power boiler control systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about heating, high pressure and power boiler controls
  • Learning how to choose the type of control that will do the job most economically over the lifetime of the equipment
  • Learning how to assure compatibility with controls used in an existing plant, ease of operation and maintenance, and plant personnel familiarity and training
  • Learning how to apply pneumatic, analog and digital control systems
  • Learn about design issues at the electrical interface between instruments and a digital controller
  • Learn about complex boiler control systems that may involve multiple digital control systems (e.g. DCS, PLC, or computer controlled smart instruments) linked together by a communication data bus
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Boiler Control Systems" .

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Boiler Control Systems (2.3 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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