Recovery Boiler Program

The AF&PA Recovery Boiler Program was established in 1974 to develop programs and assist companies operating recovery boilers to improve the safety, integrity, and reliability of the recovery boiler operations. The Program is under the direction of a Steering Committee to provide a forum for the members to develop information, reference manuals, audit guidelines, checklists, and training aids useful in evaluating: Safe Operating Procedures; Specifications and Construction; Maintenance Programs; Organization and Training; and Research and Development Programs.

Membership is open to all companies operating recovery boilers. Companies designate representatives to serve on the Program’s two Subcommittees (Research & Development and Operation & Maintenance). The AF&PA Recovery Boiler Annual Conference and Committee Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday & Wednesday each February. A copy of the Program’s charter and listing of available publications are shown below.

Operational Safety Seminars

The Committee sponsors two (2) Safety Seminars each year, typically in April & May. Additional Safety Seminars are scheduled when there is enough interest. Two expert monitors conduct these seminars to further the operators’ and supervisors’ knowledge and understanding of the safe operation and maintenance of recovery boilers. The seminars focus on the proper training and handling of upset situations to minimize exposure to personnel; reduce injuries; as well as reduce downtime and damage. Six (6) BLRBAC case studies used as team tabletop exercises in each seminar and are based on actual recent Recovery Boiler Incidents.  These team exercises help operators and supervisors make the important decision when to ESP a Recovery Boiler.  Over 4,000 people have attended the seminars since they were started in 1985.

Upcoming Events


September 22, 2021 (7:45 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time): On-Line Virtual Recovery Boiler Operational Safety Seminar (with Webex Video & Audio Conferencing). Mark your calendar! Event & Registration Information with the Agenda.

 

October 5, 2021 (Tentative): Research & Development Subcommittee Meeting – Atlanta, GA – SONESTA (formerly Crowne Plaza) Atlanta Airport Hotel (3:00 – 5:30 pm Eastern Time Tuesday at the Fall BLRBAC Conference) Conference Room TBD. Please contact Wayne Grilliot at wayne_grilliot@afandpa.org or 937-602-1892 if you wish to attend as a guest. Mark your calendar! Information to follow.

 

October 27, 2021 (7:45 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time): On-Line Virtual Recovery Boiler Operational Safety Seminar (with Webex Video & Audio Conferencing). Mark your calendar! Event & Registration Information with the Agenda.

 

February 1-2, 2022: AF&PA Recovery Boiler Annual Conference & Committee Meetings – Atlanta, GA – Marriott Atlanta Airport Hotel. Mark your calendar! Information to follow.

 

 

Contact

To learn more about the Recovery Boiler Program or request information about recovery boiler publications, safety seminars, research projects and membership, contact:

Wayne Grilliot
Consultant, Recovery Boiler Program
WayneGrilliot E-Mail: wayne_grilliot@afandpa.org

AF&PA – Recovery Boiler Program
Attn: Wayne Grilliot

C/O: Program Excellence, LLC
Wayne Grilliot, Manager
712 Murrell Drive
Kettering, OH 45429

Mobile: (937) 602-1892