Startup and Training

Startup and Training

Start-up/commissioning Services

A Messersmith field technician will start up your system, test it for proper operation, and tune it to maximize efficiency and minimize emissions. Training of local operators will also begin during this week.

Training for Local Operators

Messersmith provides onsite training for the local maintenance staff.  This training takes place over three or four days during the start-up week, and includes four or five separate sessions. The following topics are covered in our operator training:

  • Sensors & Switches
  • Motors
  • Augers
  • Controls and Alarms
  • Fire Safety
  • Combustor
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Miscellaneous

A walk through of the system is done starting with the fuel handling and working to the control panel pointing out all the switches and sensors, explaining the operation of its components, and identifying the maintenance points.

The complete operation of the control panel is discussed, explaining what each control point is for, and how the control system operates. Next, we go through an ash cleaning and warm start procedure.

A cold start procedure is demonstrated. All alarms are described. An explanation of what to look for and how to fix the alarms follows.

The operator goes through an ash cleaning and learns all the maintenance points of the system. All alarms are triggered independently. The alarm is cleared and the system restarted by the operator.

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