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Rockford Combustion provides combustion safety training
designed to meet your organization’s needs

NEW! Monthly online combustion safety training workshops.  Quarterly workshops hosted onsite at our training facility in Rockford, IL. Offsite workshops available upon request.

Workshops meet mandatory annual training requirements for NFPA 54, 56, and 86.
Earn Annual PDH  (Professional Development Hours)

Available Workshops


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, and 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.


  • 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 86 (2023 Edition) – Standard for Ovens and Furnace

Hands-On Learning

  • Onsite and remote training offers hands-on learning opportunities

  • Attendees learn the various components of a valve train using our valve train simulator

Travel Information

• 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 Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
Approx 85-mile drive SW to Rockford Training Center

Airport Shuttle Bus Available


2024 Dates

  • June 18-20th, 2024
  • September 17-19th, 2024
  • November 12-14th, 2024
  • April 29 – May 3rd, 2024
  • July 29-August 2nd, 2024
  • September 23-27th, 2024
  • December 2-6th, 2024
  • Rockhill, SC – June 25 – 26th, 2024

  • San Bernadino, CA -October 29-30th, 2024

  • Available at your facility upon request – 6 Person Minimum.

Training Instructor

Our instructor, Mr. Lee Gilbert, is an accomplished professional with a distinguished career in Mechanical Engineering. Holding a Masters Degree in the field, Mr. Gilbert has consistently demonstrated his commitment to excellence and innovation. With a strong foundation in engineering principles, he embarked on his journey at Collins Aerospace, where he honed his skills and contributed significantly to the advancement of the company’s engineering endeavors. Subsequently, he extended his expertise to Eclipse Combustion, further solidifying his reputation as a proficient engineer.

Currently serving as a dedicated project manager at Rockford Combustion, Mr. Gilbert continues to excel. His responsibilities encompass a diverse spectrum, from conducting meticulous audits to delivering comprehensive training. With over 5 years of hands-on experience in the realm of combustion, Mr. Gilbert brings an unparalleled level of engineering proficiency to the table, enabling him to offer innovative solutions to complex challenges. His commitment to precision and technical prowess has established him as a valuable asset, inspiring both his colleagues and the wider professional community.

Training Center

All training courses are held at our Rockford, Illinois, training center, 70 miles northwest of Chicago O’Hare Airport.

Rockford Systems, LLC
DBA Rockford Combustion
5795 Logistics Parkway
Rockford, IL 61109

Rockford Area Hotel Accomodations

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EHS Department, Division Managers, Supervisors, Risk & Insurance Personnel, and skilled trades such as MTE, MTM, and Operators. Training helps create a safer working environment by educating employees about best practices in compliance with NFPA and other safety standards.

Proper training applies 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.

Talk to Our Experts! Workshops are Available at Your Location

Please contact our training experts for pricing and to schedule this workshop at your location at your convenience.