Introduction to the Industrial Steam and Condensate System


1-day course

CPD Credit: 6.5 hours, C1

Course Overview

This course will provide an insight to Industrial Steam and Condensate System application, selection, operation, and maintenance. It is an introductory course that will focus on Industrial Steam and Condensate System behaviour, steam traps and components within the system and how these are interconnected.

Delegates will gain knowledge in understanding the steam cycle and how it relates to overall process system effectiveness and identify and understand the key components of a steam distribution system.

Course Aim

The primary objective is to give each delegate a fundamental knowledge of the basic principles of steam and condensate systems. It will look at an overview of steam generation and why steam is used and focus on the various steam system components. The components are steam traps, air venting, pressure reduction, temperature control and condensate removal and reuse. An explanation of the important technical concepts relating to steam quality and the use of clean steam.

The course will cover, but is not limited to:

Properties of steam

Steam generation

Plantwide distribution of steam

Steam and pump traps operating principles

Air venting

Steam system ancillaries

Selection of steam traps

Condensate removal and recovery

Flash steam

System wide Energy Loss

Who Should Attend?

This course is focused to the needs of chemical, instrumentation, maintenance, and mechanical engineers and technicians working with pumps across the biopharma, food, water and wastewater, chemical and power generation sectors.

Trainer's Profile

Ger Nagle

Gerard Nagle has previously worked for Emerson Process Management with extensive experience with Fisher control valves. He also has extensive experience with Farris pressure relief valves. Currently, Gerard is a lecturer in TU Dublin in the department of Mechanical Engineering. He lectures modules on Fluid Mechanics and Unit Operations. Gerard has a M.Sc. in Process Systems Engineering from Cranfield University.


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Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email