ASME QFO-1-2006 pdf download.STANDARD FOR THE QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF OPERATORS OF HIGH CAPACITY FOSSIL FUEL FIRED PLANTS.
1.1 Scope 1.1.1 This Standard specifies the requirements leading to certification as a fssil combustion operator of a high capacity fossil fuel fred plant as appropriate to the Clean Air Act as amended in 1 990, for a fossil fuel fired boiler with an input equal to or greater than I OE + 06 Btu/hr ( I 0,550 E + 06 J/hr). 1.1.2 This Standard provides a procedure for qualif cation, examination, and certifcation of the operator. Due to the diversity of size, operation, and process of the organizations and plants affected, this Standard does not identify which specifc position(s) or which individual(s) will be certifed. 1.2 Exclusions 1.2.1 This Standard does not cover plants (boilers) exclusively fring: (a) wood; (b) wood residue; ( c) industrial waste; (d) municipal waste; ( e) combustion turbine exhaust. 1.3 Purpose 1.3.1 This Standard provides requirements to be used in certifying an individual as a fossil combustion operator. These requirements recognize the knowledge, training, and experience in the physical operation of a plant needed to comply with the plant’s air quality operating permits and related environmental criteria. 1.3.2 This Standard does not cover the certification or validation of plant operating procedures, operating practices, facility performance, nor compliance with permit requirements.
1.4 Definitions boiler: a closed vessel in which water is heated, steam is generated, steam is superheated, or any combination thereof by direct application of heat. The term boiler shall include fred units for heating or vaporizing liquids other than water where these systems are complete within themselves. coal: solid hydrocarbons resulting from the decompo sition of vegetable material under the infuence of time, temperature, pressure, and micro-organisms, as defned by ASTM D 388. Continuous Monitoring Systems (CMS): the total equipment, required under the applicable emission moni toring sections of Title 40 U.S. Code of Federal Regula tions, used to sample and condition (if applicable), to analyze and to provide a permanent record of emission, or process parameter. This includes Continuous Emis sion Monitoring Systems, Continuous Opacity Monitor ing Systems, or Alterative Monitoring Systems ap proved per the requirements of 40 CFR Parts 60 and 75. criteria: the standard EPA has established for certain pollutants, which limits both the concentration and the number of violations per year. cyclone coal burer: a scroll, vortex, or radial burer fring crushed coal into a cyclone furace consisting of a horizontal water cooled cylinder attached to the side of the boiler furace. cyclone furace: a water-cooled horizontal cylinder into which fuel is fed and mixed with air; combustion is completed in a minimum of time with high temperatures 2450 ° F to 2550 ° F ( l 345 ° C to l 400 ° C) generated in the burer. Combustion is virtually completed in the cyclone. Cyclone burers are adaptable fr buring bark, oil, gas, and coal or a combination of these fuels.
2.1 General This section establishes the duties and qualifications of a fossil combustion operator of a high capacity fossil fuel fred boiler. The title of positions of the fssil combustion operator may vary within each facility. The fossil combustion operator shall be either an individual who operates and controls the boiler combustion process (and/or associated emissions control systems) or is responsible for supervision, technical direction, or train ing of those that operate and control. 2.2 Duties The duties and responsibilities of a fossil combustion operator may include, but are not limited to, the fol lowing: ( a) overall operation of the boiler(s); (b) establishing site specific operating procedures for the boiler(s); (c) operating the boiler(s) in accordance with policies and procedures established for the location; ( d) assuring boiler plant personnel are qualifed and trained in combustion technology, combustion equip ment, emission control, and monitoring equipment, poli cies, and procedures; ( e) assuring boiler plant operation is consistent with applicable federal, state, and local environmental re quirements; (!) supervising, training, and monitoring performance of personnel that operate the boiler plant. 2.3 Fossil Combustion Operator Class Designations The fossil combustion class designations listed below are based on the type of fossil fuel fired and fring methods. Class A – Pulverized fuel fred plants and cyclone furaces Class B – Single burer oil, gas, or combination fred plants