Combustion Optimization Course

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Our Large Combustion Optimization Course is a one of a kind course that has been presented to thousands of people worldwide. This course is approved by the N.C and Florida boards of registration for engineers continuing professional development hours.


Dick StormRichard F. "Dick" Storm, Founder/Senior Consultant of Storm Technologies, Inc., is a registered P.E. with over 40 years experience in the industry. Experience has been accumulated as a results engineer and start-up engineer for OEM’s and a principal engineer and a superintendent of operations for a major utility, and as a department head for a technical services department of a boiler maintenance contractor. These experiences preceded the last 18 years at Storm Technologies, Inc.

Danny Storm Danny Storm is the President of Storm Technologies, Inc. Danny has worked throughout the United States and overseas with many service projects. Over the last decade has been involved in numerous combustion optimization, heat rate and environmental projects.

Combined together with years of experience, the topics presented and discussed are done from a perspective of design, best operation, maintainability, objectivity and with a practical focus on getting the most cost-effective RESULTS!

Additional Instructors and Presenters:

Adam McClellan Adam McClellan, PE Vice President / Chief Engineer
Shawn Cochran Shawn Cochran, PE Vice President / Field Service

Combustion Optimization Course Description

  • Review “Boiler Designs and Sensitivities,” i.e. corner-fired, wall-fired and different furnace configurations. “Why is some equipment more sensitive than others?
  • Review “Economics of Power Generation,” specifically the benefits and consequences of purchasing less fuel.
  • Present changes to existing pulverizers, burners and boilers, which have proven to be cost-effective and successful.
  • Review “Fuel and Ash Qualities” and their effect on boiler performance.
  • Explain some opportunities to enhance performance of low NOX burners.
  • Discuss and show equipment used to balance fuel and air flows, such that optimum combustion and reasonable flyash carbon content.
  • Answer specific questions and provide guidance, based on experience and a sound mechanical approach.
    Apply the “Thirteen Essentials of Optimum Combustion” to overall efficient, reliable and environmentally-friendly coal-fired boiler operation.
  • Identify some controllable heat rate factors.
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The North Carolina Board of Registration has approved this course for engineers registered in North Carolina to earn up to 18 professional development hours (PDH’s), depending on course length.

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