Boiler & Pump Training — Operators, Maintenance Personnel & Engineers

R.F. MacDonald Co. services and sells boilers, pumps and accessories for commercial and industrial applications

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Boiler Training

2020 Training Schedule


Boiler Operators Workshop

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

March 24/25, 2020 – Sacramento, CA (Steam)
April 7/8, 2020 – Reno, NV (Steam)
April 9/10, 2020 – Reno, NV (Hydronic)
May 12/13, 2020 – Santa Fe Springs, CA (Steam)
May 14/15, 2020 – Santa Fe Springs, CA (Hydronic)
June 9/10, 2020 – Hayward, CA (Steam)
June 11/12, 2020 – Hayward, CA (Hydronic)
July 28/29, 2020 – San Diego, CA (Steam)
July 30/31, 2020 – San Diego, CA (Hydronic)
Sept. 15/16, 2020 – Fresno, CA (Steam)
Sept. 17/18, 2020 – Fresno, CA (Hydronic)
Sept. 29/30, 2020 – Modesto, CA (Steam)
Oct. 20/21, 2020 – Bakersfield, CA (Steam)



Cleaver-Brooks Systems Plus

Level 1: Operations, Safety, Reliability and Efficiency
Boiler TrainingThis 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.

March 24/25, 2020 – Santa Fe Springs, CA
Oct. 20/21, 2020 – Hayward, CA



Cleaver-Brooks Advanced Systems

The Next Level Training
CB Systems TrainingUsing 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 in-depth 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.

*Contact us to be placed on the wait list


Pump Training


Basic Pump & Mechanical Seal Training

Pumps TrainingThis two-day class covers basic pump types and hydraulics, centrifugal and positive displacement pumps and seals, the do’s and dont’s of pump installation, operation tips and new technology. This is a lecture class with opportunity for interaction. Many field examples with photos are used along with actual pumps and seals to enhance comprehension. CWEA & AFE Certified.

Feb. 11/12, 2020 – Santa Fe Springs, CA
May 5/6, 2020 – Reno, NV
May 19/20, 2020 – Hayward, CA
Oct. 6/7, 2020 – San Diego, CA
Nov. 10/11, 2020 – Fresno, CA


Hands-On Pump Workshop

Hands-On Pump TrainingThis hands-on, two-day course is designed for maintenance and operator personnel who are responsible for repairing and troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps and Mechanical Seals as well as engineers who want hands-on experience. There is a one hour overview on centrifugal pump components and their function. Two students pair up to a pump station for maximum hands-on learning.
Attendees will be given a completion certificate approved by the CWEA (California Water Environment Association) and the AFE (Association for Facilities Engineering), which can be applied towards the continuing education requirement for recertification.

Feb. 19/20, 2020 – Las Vegas, NV
March 17/18, 2020 – Modesto, CA
April 21/22, 2020 – San Diego, CA
April 23/24, 2020 – San Diego, CA
July 14/15, 2020 – Hayward, CA
July 16/17, 2020 – Hayward, CA
Sept. 22/23, 2020 – Reno, NV
Oct. 13/14, 2020 – Santa Fe Springs, CA
Oct. 15/16, 2020 – Santa Fe Springs, CA
Dec. 8/9, 2020 – Rohnert Park, CA



Viking Pump Factory-Rep Training

Viking Pump TrainingThis is an extensive pump training class delivered by an experienced Viking instructor in a highly interactive classroom environment. The hands on pump course is ideal for maintenance and operations personnel who operate Viking Pumps and those who would like to learn more about Positive Displacement pumps. Training will be conducted by Viking Pump factory staff.

*There are no 2020 classes currently scheduled.
*Classes are scheduled based on demand.
*Contact us to be placed on a wait list.


Please note: Photos and videos may be taken throughout the day and some photographs or video footage may be posted on our website, social media pages and newsletters. Please let the event coordinator know before or during the event if you do not wish to have your picture made public.