Educational Training







"JEA would like to thank UDC for the excellent on-site Combined Boiler Inspection and Boiler  Tube Analysis Training. UDC was selected to provide this training to a diverse group of employees consisting of welders,  Engineers, Operators and Managers to improve the collective understanding of issues that impact boiler failures and tube life. All the attendees found the training to be very entertaining, informative and full of useful ideas that could be applied readily during the next shut down. All attendees felt that it was an honor to be in a class taught by Dr. French and Mr. Cavote who are the respective leaders in the field of boiler tube analysis and boiler inspection. The lessons learned from the training class provided immediate returns. An example is the cancellation of a $1.5 million boiler repair project, and another example is the discovery of a potential problem with some water wall tubes which could have resulted in long term chronic boiler tube failures. I just wanted to provide some feedback that the UDC training class received excellent reviews by all attendees and we are continuing to reap benefits of the knowledge gained every time a boiler comes down for a shutdown. We would highly recommend any of the UDC training for all the plant personnel".

Seminar Offerings

Boiler Inspection Techniques 

Advanced Boiler Inspection Techniques

HRSG Inspection Techniques 

A Joint Approach to Boiler Tube Failure Prevention 

Operator Impact on Boiler Tube Failure

Boiler Inspection Outage Management and Planning

NDE Methods Training & Certification

Advancement in education and training for boiler inspection assessment technique and methodology is essential. The demand ever increases due to new regulations, equipment exceeding expected life, technological breakthroughs, new testing procedures, innovative repair philosophy, company downsizing, as well as the industry’s aging workforce.

These variables prompted UDC to establish the highest qualitiy seminars offerings designed to provide excellence and expertise in educational training for those who function in any capacity within the power generation industry.

Annually, UDC trains some 600 individuals in the disciplines of boiler inspection. Each course offered is available via two presentation platforms. The seminars are conducted at various locations annually and sponsored by UDC as public offerings or presented privately at a location of your choice as a in-house, plant specific seminar for your organization.