Your introduction to the world of steam

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Sally O’Connell, UK Steam Technology Centre Manager, 15/10/2018

The fact that you’re reading this suggests that, just like us, you have an interest in steam. The difference is: your level of familiarity with steam might not be as extensive as you’d like it to be – particularly if you’re responsible for plant maintenance or repair. Thankfully, help is at hand.

Let’s say you’re a maintenance technician and your daily duties are centred around ensuring your boiler plant or energy centre is as safe and productive as possible. As an expert in maintenance and repair operations, you know your plant from the inside-out, but wouldn’t it be great if you had an equally strong grounding in steam?

Good news! That’s precisely what our Introduction to steam and condensate systems course is designed for. Whether you’re an apprentice or an experienced technician, your questions on steam will be answered on this course. In fact, if you’re new to it all, there’s really no better place to start.


What does the course cover?

By the end of the one-day course, you will have solidified your understanding of the following:

•The fundamentals of steam and its uses;

•Why condensate is formed, how and why to remove it, and its value;

•The major components of a steam and condensate system;

•How steam gets to its point of use;

•The reasons for reducing pressure at steam’s point of use.

You will also gain a broad understanding of the purpose, and safe operational requirements, of steam and condensate systems, as well as the factors affecting their performance. The result: a clear understanding of how your steam and condensate systems contribute towards the output of your plant.


Let's get practical

As well as the theory, you’ll get practical demonstrations throughout each session from each of our experts, who will take you through the key system components and the processes they run.

As one of our recent delegates commented, the course provided a “really good introduction as to how the different components work and why they are needed”.

With the option of attending the course at our Cheltenham headquarters or arranging an on-site visit for groups of five or more, there’s plenty of scope to start your journey with steam at a time and a location that suits you.

When you’ve completed the course, you’ll go back to work with a knowledge of the key principles, an understanding of how to get the best from your plant, and the confidence to identify any potential problems that could arise further down the line.

Get in touch to book your place on our Introduction to steam and condensate systems course 



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