Design of Steam and Condensate Systems

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Course Details

  • Course Code: D1
  • Course Duration: 5 Days
  • Course Fee: £2,000 +VAT
  • City and Guilds Accredited

Who is it for?

Designers, consultants, plant engineers, and those responsible for the general layout of steam and condensate services including those making changing to existing steam systems.

What is it about?

This project based course provides specialist knowledge of current practices in steam and condensate systems, and the factors to be considered in their design.

Our Trainers, Mike Maslanka and Tom Suwart talk you through what you can expect from the Design of Steam and Condensate Systems Training Course.

Trainers were enthusiastic and made the course easy to understand, knowledgeable and entertaining presentations, COVID restrictions well managed. The course packed in a lot of learning and I have some really good ref info. It was helpful to gain more knowledge, great content and delivered in a timely manner - no improvements required.
- Classroom course attendee

Course objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the properties of steam and why it is used
  • Calculate the steam demand for different types of steam plant
  • Understand the requirements of steam distribution system
  • Understand the need for different steam traps and air vents
  • Understand the different methods of steam trap checking and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Explain the requirement to remove and recover condensate
  • Understand the need for pressure reduction and the different types available
  • Explain the factors affecting control valves
  • Realise the importance of flash steam recovery
  • Explain how safety valves are set, lift and leak
  • Size pressure reducing valves, steam pipe, condensate pipe, control valves, steam traps, condensate pumps, flash vessels, safety valves and blowdown vessel


A good technical knowledge is needed. Students will benefit by first taking the Steam Utilisation correspondence course.




The course starts 9:00am on the first day and finishes at 4:30pm on the final day.

Upcoming courses

Start Date Duration Location Register
08/07/2024 5 days
23/09/2024 5 days
14/10/2024 5 days
11/11/2024 5 days
02/12/2024 5 days

Write to us

Spirax Sarco, UK Steam Technology Centre, Charlton House, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 8ER