The R.F. MacDonald Co. Training School

2013-2014 Training SchedulE | Download A 2014 PDF TRAINING Schedule
We offer several different boiler and pump training courses throughout the year at many different California and Nevada locations. Choose a date for more information and a link to online registration. Download a printable schedule here.


BOILER TRAINING

 

Boiler Operator's Workshop

This two-day workshop is designed for maintenance, plant, stationary or mechanical engineers as well as maintenance personnel who are responsible for new, repair and troubleshooting of boilers. However, anyone seeking a basic working knowledge of boiler room equipment, with select hands-on instruction will benefit from this class. CWEA & AFE Certified.

September 30/October 1, 2014 - Hayward, CA
October 21/22, 2014 - Modesto, CA
December 2/3, 2014 - Fresno, CA



 

CLEAVER BROOKS SYSTEMS PLUS
Level 1: Operations, Safety, Reliability and Efficiency


This two-day course is designed for Boiler Operators, Maintenance Personnel and front line Supervisory Personnel. The class reviews a boiler, how it operates and what ancillary equipment is required to support its operation. Additionally, the program stresses safety and the proper operating practices required to maximize efficient, safe and reliable service of the equipment.

New Courses Coming Soon


 

CLEAVER BROOKS ADVANCED SYSTEMS PLUS
The Next Level Training


Using the information provided in the Level 1 training as a base, the advanced course emphasizes boiler evolution and applications, control schemes, burner advances, energy conservation, emissions, system reliability and safety. This course includes an indepth understanding of boilers and how they can be successfully applied to all processes, as well as how energy can be saved through retrofit options and controls. The program extends into the plant to include key components of steam distribution and condensate returns. Attendees should have taken the Level 1 Course - or have equivalent experience.

August 12/13, 2014 - Santa Fe Springs, CA
October 28/29, 2014 - Fresno, CA


PUMP TRAINING

 

BASIC PUMP & MECHANICAL SEAL TRAINING

This two-day class reviews centrifugal and positive displacement pumps and seal fundamentals, installation, operation and new developments. The course covers basic pump types and hydraulics, seal design and installation, as well as great tips on the do's and dont's of pump installation and operation. The format includes lecture and interaction with the class. Many field examples with photos are used along with actual pumps and seals to enhance the learning process. CWEA & AFE Certified.

November 12/13, 2014 - Modesto, CA


 

HANDS ON PUMP WORKSHOP

This true hands on two-day course is designed for maintenance and operator personnel who are responsible for repair and troubleshooting of Centrifugal Pumps and Mechanical Seals, as well as engineers that want to have hands on experience for installation and repair.
There will be a one hour overview on the basic components of a centrifugal pump and its function. The course is conducted in a classroom / shop environment. There will be pump stations with two students assigned to each station for maximum hands on learning, therefore class size is limited. CWEA & AFE Certified.

July 15/16, 2014 - Hayward, CA
July 17/18, 2014 - Hayward, CA
September 16/17, 2014 - Santa Fe Springs, CA
September 18/19, 2014 - Santa Fe Springs, CA NEW


 

PUMP FUNDAMENTALS

An Extensive Pump Training Class
Delivered by AN Experienced ITT Instructor
in a Highly Interactive Classroom Environment

This two-day course is designed for operators, maintenance technicians, or anyone interested in learning how to safely and reliably operate centrifugal pump equipment. Participants will learn correct operational procedures and preventive maintenance techniques to extend their pump system’s life span and reduce life cycle costs. CWEA & AFE Certified.

New Courses Coming Soon

 
 


Boiler & Pump Classes

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING SESSIONS
In addition to our scheduled training sessions, we can customize training programs for individual customers as well. If you have specific needs for your teams contact one of our offices to find out more about our customized training offerings.

ABOUT OUR CLASSES
R.F. MacDonald Co. provides a full schedule of boiler and pump classes that are attended by hundreds of participants each year throughout California and Nevada. Each class offers highly qualified speakers including manufacturers, industry experts and our own highly experienced technical personnel. Most of the classes feature class curriculum along with in-depth, hands on training programs.

CERTIFICATION
At the conclusion of each class, participants are mailed a certificate. These certificates are approved by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and the Association of Facilities Engineering (AFE) and class hours can be credited towards continuing education requirements for re-certification.

CLASS INCLUSIONS
The classes are attended by people with similar on-the-job requirements that provide participants with an enhanced peer to peer learning environment and an interesting group dynamic. Each participant leaves with a complete binder of presentation and reference materials. Breakfast, lunch and break meals are included and there are usually drawings and giveaways during the classes.

REGISTRATION POLICIES
All registrations are considered final. Cancellations must be received in writing 7 days prior to the event. After that time, cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee, which may be applied toward a future seminar. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.

If you have any questions regarding registration please contact our Training Department at training@rfmacdonald.com