Fouling and Corrosion Prevention in Process and Cooling Water Systems

Virtual instructor-led (VILT)

5th Sep, 2022 - 8th Sep, 2022

1 Participant

12:30 – 17:00 (GMT+8)

2 or more

4.5 Hours/Day

Early Bird Fee

USD 1999

Fouling and Corrosion Prevention in Process and Cooling Water Systems

A broader and more integral scope of both water/steam systems and cooling water system


Cooling water is used in industrial processes to dissipate large amounts of heat. Process water (boiler feed water) on the other hand, is used in the water/steam circuit which is essential for boiler operations. Poor water treatment can have great impact on unit availability, reliability, efficiency and also environmental aspects.

Process water (water/steam chemistry for the water/steam cycle):

The virtual training will begin with process water (Boiler water chemistry) on what needs to be monitored, why, what the limit values are and what the consequences will be from deviations. Recognize early warning signals before failure, spot design flaws and may even propose operational improvements. The virtual training applies to all kinds of water/steam boiler systems that are made of (mostly) carbon steel and copper.

Attendees will further improve their practical knowledge on:

  • Boiler water chemistry guidelines: These will help in preventing plant damage due to corrosion and deposits, also helps to choose the right materials and against possible design mistakes.
  • Early warning signals for trouble and types of corrosion Awareness of early warning signals helps to act timely in response to plant damage mechanisms and helps to know what to look for during maintenance and operations.
  • Case studies of failed water treatment Examples of failed water treatment illustrates the severity of deviations from the guidelines and can act as an example of what needs to be avoided

Cooling Water:

Scale, corrosion and microbial fouling threaten your cooling system every day. The cooling water part will start by focusing on the type and design of cooling water system and waste no time but to focus directly on the important aspect such as biofouling related risk in cooling water systems, BAT control Options and opportunities to save OPEX cost and reduce environmental impact. Reference will be made to the IPPC BREF document and BAT technologies. In addition, reference will be made to cases in different countries where discharge FRC (free residual chlorine)  limits were taken into account optimizing biofouling control procedure.

The instructor will further share  the new proven technologies, best practices and new development on mitigation of biofouling in cooling water systems. At the end of the training participant will be able to understand better what biofouling risks can occur at their plant and how to prevent/control them.

These 4 half-days Online Virtual instructor-led Training (VILT) aim to give a broader and more integral scope on two sides of one coin on both process and cooling water. This will be augmented by case studies to demonstrated what may be the impact of inefficient treatment of your industrial water streams which would result in very costly effects.

Designed For

This comprehensive virtual course will be valuable to professionals who work with boilers / HRSGs and also uses sea water / River /lake water for their cooling water system that can be found in the power industry, oil & gas plants, refineries, chemical & petrochemical plants, fertilizer & process industries. This virtual course is a must for all:

  • Power Plant Chemists/Chemical analysts / Boiler Engineers /utilities
  • Power plant operators/shift personnel
  • Process operators, process technologists, and laboratory
  • Engineers involved in the operation and maintenance of power plants.
  • Managers / Maintenance personnel / Technicians
  • Other technical individuals (this course is suitable for individuals who do not have a background in chemical engineering).
  • Operators and maintenance personnel of other energy intensive industry operating large boiler systems

You will Learn

  • Appreciate the operational flexibility of operating in accordance with international guidelines;
  • Be aware of plant-specific operational windows for critical chemical parameters, and;
  • Be alert to early-warning signals of deviations from optimal water quality and/or developing biofouling or corrosion problems
  • Water chemistry in relation to design and types of boilers. / Relevance of boiler materials in relation to water chemistry
  • Factors that affect corrosion and describe the methods to reduce or prevent corrosion and deposits.
  • Ability to choose the optimum water treatment for a given type of boiler.
  • Increase background knowledge on biofouling related risks for cooling water system
  • Insight in the conditions which are related to biofouling growth and the options to prevent biofouling risks
  • Setup a monitoring plan to maintain operation within spec
  • Options to reduce environmental impact due to chemical treatment of cooling water system


Process Water (water/steam chemistry for the water/steam cycle):

  • Introduction & Boiler Water Chemistry guideline
  • Theoretical background of the guidelines
  • Boiler types and effect on treatment of water/ steam cycle
  • Choice of materials for the water/steam system
  • Boiler water treatment options (practices)
  • Monitoring of the water/steam cycle
  • Early warning signals: Examples of early warning signals for trouble  Case studies of failed water treatment (Root Cause failure): illustrations how small deviations lead to large consequences and proper design is crucial.

Cooling Water:

  • Introduction & Type and Design of cooling water system
  • Background Biofouling
  • Impact of biofouling in cooling water system
  • Mitigation of biofouling in cooling water system
  • chlorine Chemistry
  • Monitoring
  • Environmental Impact cooling water treatment
  • Other biological threats for a cooling water system
  • Case Studies


  • Skilled instructors with 40 years of operational experience in using the technology in applications ranging from commissioning to operational support/advice on all 5 continents.

Online – Virtual instructor-led

ENERGY1 ASIA Virtual instructor-led Training (ONLINE) Due to the recent developments with COVID-19 we have, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, our selected multi-day courses will be delivered live online led by experience practitioners. This will enable you to experience a similar engagement experience to our successful traditional classroom setting which includes exercises, answering your question and provide feedback – all without having to travel anywhere!
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