Large Electric Utility Boiler Combustion and Performance Optimization Course
July 2020 Short Course Update
STORM had previously scheduled our semi-annual short course to take place from July 21 to 23 in Hilton Head Island, SC. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing continuous operating guidelines changes, we have made the decision to postpone the short course until a later date. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a rescheduled date for our short course.
We want to thank our customers for their patience and ongoing support during this unprecedented time.
Our Large Electric Utility Boiler Combustion and Performance Optimization Course is a one of a kind course that has been presented to thousands of people worldwide. This course is approved by the North Carolina and Florida boards of registration for professional engineers for 16 continuing professional development hours.
Combustion Optimization Course Description:
- Combustion Optimization Course taught by Richard F. Storm and Danny Storm, a combined 60 plus years of experience in the utility industry
- Review “Boiler Designs and Sensitivities,” i.e. corner-fired, wall-fired and different furnace configurations.
- 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.
Richard F. “Dick” Storm, P.E.
Founder/Senior Consultant of Storm Technologies, Inc.
Dick Storm is Founder and Senior Consultant at Storm Technologies, Inc. Storm has worked in the power industry for over 45 years. His experiences include boiler testing, operations and maintenance, outage planning, boiler renovations for performance and reliability improvements, design of burner and combustion systems, boiler emission reductions improvements and consulting services to the electric power, primary metals and heavy industries.
Dick is a contributing Editor to Power Magazine and one of the presenters of the short course, “Large Electric Utility Boiler Combustion and Performance Improvements”. Dick’s main responsibility is as Chief Mentor. Our company’s greatest strength is the capability to combine the seasoned experiences and records from our senior people to share and assist our up and coming young person’s to become senior professionals in as short a time as possible. This is so we can serve our customer’s needs in the most efficient ways possible.
President of Storm Technologies, Inc.
Danny has worked at STORM® since its beginning with roles from field service engineer as the project manager on numerous projects and combustion improvement programs to the current position of President and C.O.O. Danny has worked with his team from “Concept to Completion” including design, engineering and now fabrication capabilities of which all are completed in-house to meet our customer’s needs and schedules by providing SERVICE, QUALITY and RESULTS.
Additional Instructors and Presenters:
Adam McClellan, P.E.
Vice President of Engineering & Fabrication / Chief Engineer
Adam has worked at STORM® since completing his BSME from North Carolina State University and worked from field service engineer, to the project manager on numerous projects and combustion improvement programs and successful completion of design, technical review of installation and start up operation of several OFA systems and numerous other combustion optimization programs dealing with airflow management and boiler performance programs. Adam currently serves as STORM®’s Vice President of Engineering and supports the STORM® team as the Chief Engineer to help our team work together and provide SERVICE/QUALITY and RESULTS to our customers.
Shawn Cochran, P.E.
Vice President of Field Services
Shawn has worked at STORM® since completing his BSME from North Carolina State University and worked from field service engineer, to completing numerous ASME efficiency testing projects on some of the newest coal fired boilers in the system. In addition to these testing efforts, Shawn has led many combustion optimization projects where STORM® was contracted to reduce the CO and NOx levels with minimizing or improving the overall unit performance. In today’s regulations and restrictions it has been found that by addressing the inputs and fundamentals we can achieve boiler optimization to improve the performance of SNCR, SCR and other required equipment for the “Back End” of the boiler. Shawn currently serves as STORM®’s Vice President of Field Services and Project Engineering to provide SERVICE/QUALITY and RESULTS to our customers.
Plant-Specific, On-Site Short Courses Also Available
The North Carolina Board of Registration has approved this course for engineers registered in North Carolina to earn up to 16 professional development hours (PDH’s), depending on course length.
Follow this link to view some other industry workshops and training efforts provided by some of Storm Technologies, Inc.’s alliance partners (Neundorfer, UDC and Williamson College of Trades).