Steam Systems Maintenance, Safety & Optimization Virtual Instructor-led Training - On-site Training

TPC Training
Training overview
Corporate / Group Training
2 days

Course description

Steam Systems Maintenance, Safety & Optimization Virtual Instructor-led Training - On-site Training

Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, this two-day Steam Systems Maintenance, Safety & Optimization seminar teaches you how to keep your steam system working efficiently and how to fix common problems and work safely. 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. 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.

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Training content

Day One

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

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

Course delivery details

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) is a live audio and video classroom experience over the internet with 100% interaction with the instructor, from the comfort of your own home or workplace. All you need is an internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam, and you can join the session from anywhere. With full audio and video capabilities, you are equipped with the tools you need for maximum learning. Visit our Virtual Instructor-Led Training page to learn more about the benefits of VILT.

Certification / Credits

  • Production and distribution of steam
  • Sizing and selecting piping insulation
  • Troubleshooting steam valves
  • Preventing water hammer
  • Pipe sizing and lagging
  • Reading steam tables
  • Testing and repairing steam traps
  • How condensate systems work within steam systems
  • Safely and effectively testing steam systems problems
  • Efficiency testing in steam systems
  • Pressure and temperature applications for steam systems
  • Identifying steam leaks
  • How water quality affects steam systems

Continuing studies

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a Certification of Completion and .8 TPC Training CEUs per day attended. Most employers and many government agencies accept TPC Training CEUs to fulfill their continuing education requirements. If the student needs CEUs to renew a state license, please contact us at 303-867-5039 to ensure the state licensing board has approved the seminar. If we are currently not approved by your state licensing board, we are happy to begin the process as long as we receive your request at least one month before the training date.

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TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, repair, and operator training, with complete solutions for a 21st century workforce to acquire, apply, and adapt essential technical and safety skills. With 2000+ classes annually, including 100+ cities, on-site at customer facilities, and online anywhere,...

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