High Pressure Steam Boilers and Operation
I. Course Prefix/Number: AHR 210
Course Name: High Pressure Steam Boilers and Operation
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
After successful completion of this course the student will:
- Learn boiler room layout
- Explain what is required for a piping system to carry steam and condensate
- Measure boiler breaching, stack height etc. for natural gas and oil systems.
- Describe what is required in water treatment for a boiler.
- Demonstrate how to use a pneumercator, flow meter and smoke indicators.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
- Steam Boilers
- Steam Boiler Fittings and Accessories
- Basic Boiler Room Systems
- Steam and Water Accessories
- Fuel Burning Equipment
- Combustion Controls
- Boiler Water Treatment
- Steam Boiler Operation
VII. Methods of Instruction
The methods include lectures, videos, class discussions; a mixture of classroom exercise.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
- The maximum allowed absences are six (6). Any more will result in a failing grade.
(Three absences will lower your grade by one letter grade).
- All quizzes and exam must be completed.
- Three tardiness will be equal to one absence.
- Do not leave the class for the evening without notifying your instructor.
- Lecture attendance is mandatory.
IX. Instructional Materials
Books to be chosen by the instructor.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
- Average of midterm and final exam.
- All assignments must be completed and signed by the instructor to earn a grade as listed above in part A.
- Three absences lowers one letter grade. Six absences automatically turns to ‘F’ grade.
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.
Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.
For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.
Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.