Engineers get hands on experience at Baltur in Italy
Over the summer, nine UK heating engineers took part in a week-long specialist burner training course at the world-renowned Baltur development facility in Northern Italy.
The course, run annually by EOGB, covers commercial burners with outputs from 50kW – 2000kW. Other aspects include commissioning, gas valve set up, modulating controls, burner matching, and fault finding.
Unlike the UK, which is limited in the number of places that large burners can be fired for long periods of time, the Baltur facility is equipped with cooling towers so burners can run for several hours if required. This enables engineers to get to grips with combustion settings without worrying about heat load.
Steve Hucker from Southwest Peninsular Training who attended the course said: “I would without question recommend this course to any engineer who wishes to extend their knowledge of oil, gas, and dual-fuel burners. I especially liked the amount of hands-on training in the workshop rather than too much classroom-based theory.”
Martin Cooke, Technical Manager at EOGB said: “Our commercial burner training in Italy is always very popular and is a great way for engineers to gain practical experience, which is invaluable for any engineer currently working, or looking to work on, commercial forced draft burners. We look forward to welcoming another group next summer.”
The next Italy training trip will be in July 2016. To register your interest call 01480 477066 or email email@example.com.
We run a number of courses at our Cambridgeshire offices, including OFTEC Oil Training, Domestic ACS Gas and Hot Water Safety Systems, and trained over 200 heating engineers last year.