Training Courses

Basic Steam Systems for Operators

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Training course length is customizable based on your needs.

The proper operation of steam systems is essential to the sustained operation of critical facilities and mixed use buildings alike. Knowledge of components and applications of steam systems can increase the dependability and safe operation of a building’s heating systems.

The purpose of this course is to provide instruction of basic steam system theory and principals as it applies to critical facilities and mixed use buildings. The instructor will use lectures, visual aids and example calculations to provide the optimum learning experience. Anyone who works on or around steam systems or boilers and safety personnel should attend this course.

BASIC STEAM SYSTEM UNDERSTANDING

  • Fundamentals
  • Definitions
  • Nomenclature

STEAM BOILER CONTROLS

  • Low water fuel cut-offs
  • Feeders
  • Pump controls
  • Application
  • Troubleshooting

STEAM REGULATING VALVES, PRESSURE REGULATORS AND TEMPERATURE REGULATORS

  • Installation details
  • Sizing pitfalls
  • Troubleshooting

STEAM HEAT TRANSFER EQUIPMENT

  • Types of equipment
  • Applications
  • Sizing
  • Avoiding damage in steam heating equipment

STEAM TRAPS

  • Types
  • Operation
  • Trap application pitfalls
  • Trap sizing, selection details
  • Troubleshooting

CONDENSATE HANDLING EQUIPMENT

  • Condensate transfer equipment for low, medium, and high temperature Vacuum pumps
  • Boiler feed pumps
  • Installation details, troubleshooting