Steam Systems IV: Condensate Removal—Prevent your energy from going down the drain

In the previous courses, we saw that steam condenses in the distribution pipes, and has to be removed to avoid water hammer. The financial value of condensate has been neglected in the past, but has a distinct monetary value which must be recaptured. This course will explore why it is far too valuable to merely discard condensate to the ground or a drain. It will help you to calculate the value of the condensate, and explain the different types of steam traps available for separating.

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This course is accredited by: IEEE, USGBC, BOMI, CIBSE, ACORE, REEP, FIRE, AFE, CPD, IAAT, and FENITEL


Schneider Electric
Date: April 5th, 2011
Length: 45 minutes


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