Fundamentals of Combustion Module 1
About this training
The UK waste industry now relies on its many thermal waste treatment plants, both private and public, to deal with non-recyclable and residual waste streams, including refuse derived fuels (RDF) and to generate useful heat and/or power effectively and efficiently from these feedstocks.

Fundamentals of Combustion is a 2-part course that provides the learner with the necessary underpinning knowledge for operating these technologies more confidently and optimising thermal efficiency. The learning is also helpful to maintaining environmental compliance throughout operational periods and to improving reliability and availability.

Module 1 introduces the principles of combustion and ensures that learners understand relevant terminology.

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What will I learn on the course?
• Understand the difference between controlled and uncontrolled combustion
• Know how to control the combustion triangle
• Appreciate what constitutes a fuel and a fuels characteristic
• Understand calorific values and their significance
• Understand the principles of air/fuel ratios
• Be introduced to stoichiometry and understand its meaning
• Understand simple chemistry terms used in combustion theory
• Understand the importance of boiler efficiency in terms of environmental compliance and monetary value
• Have an appreciation for when a burner/boiler is not working effectively

Who is it for?
• Plant operators
• Supervisors
• Engineers
• Consultants
• Local authorities
• Regulators
• Technically competent managers
• Students
• New entrants to the industry

What are the entry requirements for this course?
You do not require any prior knowledge of waste and resource management to enrol in this course.

How will I benefit from taking the course?
Once you have completed this training, you will understand the basic principles of combustion and be familiar with the relevant terminology.

You can continue your professional development by enrolling on one of the following:
• Fundamentals of combustion module 2
• Fundamentals of flue gas treatment
• Flue gas conditioning and waste heat recovery boilers

General Information
Certificate: Yes
Duration: 75 minutes
Legislation used: UK
Contributes to CPD: Yes

How will I access the course?
To book this training you must sign in or create an account - please complete this process on the right of this page. Once you have booked you will be emailed with a username, password and a link to access the training.
Discounted member price: 81.60
You could save: 15.0%