Seminar Overview

Steam Systems are not only one of the biggest consumers of energy in most plants or facilities, but they can also be hazardous to work on or around if proper care is not taken. This 2 day seminar on steam systems maintenance will teach you how to keep your steam system working efficiently and how to fix common problems and work safely. Emphasis is given so that a maintenance technician can quickly identify and solve common problems in steam systems and take corrective actions to reduce energy loss.

This 2-day seminar is just $1100. 

Day One - Discussion Topics

Day One begins with fundamentals of boilers, pipes, condensate systems, and steam valves.  On this day, we build the framework for the rest of the seminar.

STEAM FUNDAMENTALS

  • Boiler & Combustion Process
  • Thermodynamics
  • Reading Steam Tables
  • Steam Distribution & Utilization

PIPING & FITTINGS

  • Piping Materials and Construction
  • Pipe Sizing
  • Pipe Lagging 
  • Steam Fittings
  • Expansion Joints
  • Guides & Anchors
  • Support and Labeling Requirements
  • Seismic Restraint Requirements

PIPING INSULATION

  • Energy Loss
  • Material Selection
  • Sizing
  • Asbestos Insulation
  • Best Practices for Removal of Insulation

CONDENSATE SYSTEMS

  • Condensate Removal
  • Condensate System Designs & Operation
  • Condensate Return Management
  • Condensate System Testing & Maintenance

STEAM VALVE MAINTENANCE

  • Types – Manual Control, Pilot Control & Automatic Operation
  • Leakage
  • Valve Testing – the Safe Way
  • Valve Maintenance – Packing, Lapping & Adjustments

SAFETY RELIEF VALVES

  • Types
  • Codes
  • Setting
  • Testing
  • Maintenance & Adjustments

Day Two - Discussion Topics

Day two emphasizes maintenance and troubleshooting.  We will also discuss ways keep your steam system running efficiently.

STEAM LEAKS

  • Checking for Steam Leaks – Safely
  • Managing Steam Leaks & Maintaining System Operability

STEAM SYSTEM MANAGEMENT & MAINTENANCE

  • Steam Effects on Mechanical Components
  • Cutting
  • Corrosion
  • Thermal & Mechanical Shock
  • Steam System Troubleshooting
  • Best Practices in Steam System Management

WATER MANAGEMENT IN STEAM SYSTEMS

  • Water Quality and Steam
  • Water Hammer, Causes, Effects & Prevention

STEAM TRAPS

  • Design & Operation
  • Sizing & Selection
  • Testing
  • Repair

STEAM PRESSURE & TEMPERATURE CONTROL

  • Pressure & Temperature with Steam
  • Pressure Reduction
  • Temperature Control
  • Pneumatic Rotary Control
  • Steam Isolation Valves

STEAM SYSTEM ENERGY MANAGEMENT

  • Cost of Steam
  • Heat Exchanger Efficiency
  • Combustion Efficiency
  • Efficiency Tests
  • Flash Recovery Systems