Combustion Safety Training

Rockford Combustion Solutions provides a variety of combustion safety training designed to meet your organization’s needs, including workshops hosted onsite at our location, remote workshops at your location and online workshops. Workshops meet mandatory annual training requirements for NFPA 54, 85 and 86.

Workshop Options


Our Mission Is to Help Save Lives

Human Error is the #1 cause of unsafe conditions. Many personnel are not adequately trained in the safe startup, shutdown and hazard awareness of combustion equipment, daily operations, proper testing or maintenance procedures. Combustion training provides the knowledge necessary for plant personnel to better operate, troubleshoot, inspect, repair and maintain fuel-fired equipment.


The Rockford Combustion Solutions expert training professionals have educated thousands of people including EHS, Department, Division Managers, Supervisors, Risk & Insurance Personnel, skilled trades such as MTE, MTM, Operators. Training helps create a safer working environment by educating employees about best practices in compliance with NFPA and other safety standards.

Proper training is applicable to many industries, including Asphalt – Oil/Gas Burners, Automotive – Air Houses and Air Handlers, Automotive – Paint, Automotive – Power Houses, Breweries – Boilers, Process Equipment, Facilities, Utilities, Building Materials – Shingles, Wood, Saw Mills, Processes, Paper Pulp, College Campuses, Crematoriums, Energy – Ethanol Boilers, Food & Beverage – Boilers, Utilities, Facilities, Ovens, Dryers, Air Handlers, Furnace OEM, Glass Manufacturers, Mining – Gypsum, Municipalities, Oil Refineries, Tank Heaters, Oven OEM, Pharma, Power Plants – Co-Gen Plants, Steel Tire Manufacturers, Tobacco, Waste Water & Sewer Treatment Plants, and many more.


  • Understand ASME CSD-1 (2015 Edition) – Applies to boilers up to 12,499,000 Btu/hour
  • Understand NFPA 85 (2019 Edition) – Applies to boilers 12,500,000 Btu/hour and greater
  • Understand Typical Interlocks and Safety Devices, including Fuel-Train Burners, Burner
  • Management Logic, Boiler Interlocks, and Fuel-Oil Specifics
  • Learn about NFPA 54 Gas Piping less than 125 psig
  • Learn about NFPA 56 Gas Piping greater than 125 psig
  • Understand NFPA 85 (2019 Edition) – Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazard Code
  • Understand NFPA 86 (2019 Edition) – Standard for Ovens and Furnaces

Hands-On Learning

  • Onsite and remote training offers hands-on learning opportunities
  • Attendees learn the various components of a valve train and build a working model 
Training Simulator


Rockford Combustion Solutions offers workshops at our Rockford Systems Training Center in Rockford, Illinois (150,000 population), approximately 100 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois.


  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – Approx 70-mile drive NW to Rockford Training Center
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) – Approx 85-mile drive NW to Rockford Training Center
  • Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) – Approx 85-mile drive SW to Rockford Training Center

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Training Center Address

Rockford Systems

5795 Logistics Parkway | Rockford, Illinois 61109

2022 Combustion Training Schedule 1


The workshop hosted at the Rockford location is offered once per quarter in 2022:

  • September 7-8, 2022
  • November 8-9, 2022
  • Offsite workshops are available upon request at any time.

COVID-19 Protocols

Rockford Combustion Solutions appreciates your business and your trust in us as your preferred training partner.  In response to the ever-developing uncertainties the Coronavirus pandemic has created, Rockford Systems will do its utmost to accommodate the wellbeing of both your employees and our instructors.  With this in mind there are some safety protocols we have recently implemented for the duration of this pandemic.

COVID-related cancellation clause

Rockford Systems will permit the cancellation of a training class, or may cancel the training class with little or no advanced notice due to Coronavirus related causes.  Cancellations initiated by the customer or Rockford Systems will entitle the customer to a full refund of deposit.  Neither party will be subject to penalties or associated claims from the other, nor for losses or for 3rd party related costs.  Any and all training materials shipped in advance of the scheduled class shall be returned to Rockford Systems for subsequent full reimbursement.

Classes conducted at customer sites and off-campus locations

In addition to site safety requirements, attendees are required to get a daily forehead-scanner temperature check, wear masks while not eating or drinking, and limit their physical presence to the training areas.  Attendees who are showing signs of ill-health as determined by the instructor may be asked to leave.  If listed in the proposal, Rockford Systems quote includes our GermBlock™ shields which limit airborne droplets resulting from coughing, sneezing or speaking from reaching a nearby person, therefore helping to mitigate possible COVID-19 infection.  All surfaces and equipment are to be sanitized daily.

Classes conducted at Rockford Systems

Class sizes are restricted to comply with both current Illinois gathering tier mitigation requirements, and to allow for greater than 6-foot social distancing between participants. The instructor will follow best safety practices including either a mask or a face shield while training. Attendees are required to have a daily forehead-scanner temperature check, wear masks while not eating or drinking, and limit their physical presence in the building to the training areas.  All surfaces and equipment are sanitized daily.  Attendees are free to use our GermBlock™ shields which limit airborne droplets resulting from coughing, sneezing or speaking from reaching a nearby person, therefore helping to mitigate possible COVID-19 infection.
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5795 Logistics Parkway Rockford, Illinois, USA 61109

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