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Faculty of Engineering

Combustion in Boilers and Furnaces
2016 dates to be confirmed

This course focuses on recent developments in burner design for process heating applications including boilers, furnaces, refinery operations, power plant, CHP schemes, minerals processing kilns and process plant. Particular emphasis is given to combustion aerodynamics and its influence on burner design, low NOx burner design and emission reduction techniques including reburn, SNCR, SCR and NOx storage techniques. These aspects are examined in relation to large natural gas burners, pulverised coal firing, refinery burners, heavy fuel oil burners, flameless combustion, waste and bio-fuel firing, oxy-fuel firing and fluidised bed combustion. Large scale burner testing and the role of CFD in burner design are also covered.

The 2016 Programme will be ready approximately 3 months prior to the course, you can however download the latest (2015) course details form the left hand column for information.

Who should attend

The course is designed to provide training on the most recent developments in burner technology primarily for young graduates involved in combustion engineering, for burner designers and manufacturers, and for personnel responsible for combustion plant or new burner installation. 


This course has been approved by the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

The Energy Institute has approved Leeds University – Faculty of Engineering as an Approved Training Provider.

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The venue for the course will be Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel which offers first-class hotel facilities, a business centre and ample parking facilities. Weetwood Hall is the largest and most flexible conference centre and hotel in the North of England.

Weetwood Hall Hotel is ideally situated 15 minutes north of the centre of Leeds in wooded grounds at the junction of the Otley Road and the outer ring road. It is just 15 minutes from Leeds Bradford International Airport and a short distance from the A1, M1, M606, M621 and M62 motorways. Further details can be found at

Accommodation Booking for Delegates

Accommodation is available for the duration of the course at Weetwood Hall Hotel. For further information and booking please contact the hotel directly:

Weetwood Hall
Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PS
West Yorkshire
T: 0113 230 6000
F: 0113 230 6095

Please note that accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking.

How to Book

Booking for this course should be completed through our secure Online Store via debit and credit card.

To complete your booking please click the 'Online Booking' link (available 3 months prior to the course date) in the left hand column and follow the instructions.

You will receive an automatic confirmation email within 24 hours of your booking.

For online booking queries and for all other enquiries please contact:
Jenny Carter/ Jenna Kellett
CPD, Conference & Events Coordinator
CPD, Conference & Events Unit
Engineering Research & Innovation Service

Faculty of Engineering,
School of Chemical & Process Engineering, Room 347,
University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT, UK.
t: + 44 (0)113 343 2494