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 first Tuesday & Wednesday each February. A copy of the Program’s charter and listing of available publications is shown below.
Operational Safety Seminars
The Committee sponsors two (2) Safety Seminars each year, typically in April & May.
A 3rd West Coast Safety Seminar is 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) case studies used as tabletop exercises in each seminar and are based on actual recent Recovery Boiler Incidents. These tabletop exercises help operators and supervisors make the important decision when to ESP a Recovery Boiler. Over 3,800 people have attended the seminars since they were started in 1985.
March 10, 2021 (7:30 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time): On-Line Virtual Recovery Boiler Operational Safety Seminar (with Video & Audio Conferencing). Event & Registration Information to follow.
April 7, 2021 (7:30 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time): On-Line Virtual Recovery Boiler Operational Safety Seminar (with Video & Audio Conferencing). Event & Registration Information to follow.
May 5, 2021 (7:30 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time): On-Line Virtual Recovery Boiler Operational Safety Seminar (with Video & Audio Conferencing). Event & Registration Information to follow.
Fall 2021: AF&PA Recovery Boiler Annual Conference & Committee Meetings (the location, time, & format of this event is under review due to Covid-19) We hope to have an In-Person Conference in the 2nd Half of 2021. Information to follow.
To learn more about the Recovery Boiler Program or request information about recovery boiler publications, safety seminars, research projects and membership, contact:
Consultant, Recovery Boiler Program
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