Steam Systems V: Condensate Removal – Maximizing Your Recovery

In Steam Systems part one, we discussed the overall advantages and basics of steam as source of energy. In part two, we looked at the impact of boiler sizing, pressure and velocity on overall system efficiency. During part three, we reviewed the distribution, control and regulation of steam, and in part four we learned how to prevent energy from going down the drain by implementing proper condensate removal strategies. Now we will further explore condensate removal and show you how to maximize your recovery with considerations for choosing traps, proper testing and sizing of traps and options for how to lift the condensate. To ensure your steam system enjoys a long and full life cycle, we’ll summarize a preventative maintenance program. The downfalls of by-passes, and impact of waterlogging will also be discussed.

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


Schneider Electric
Date: June 9th, 2011
Length: 45 minutes


Building Systems
Facilities Operations and Management
Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering
Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems
Operating and Maintaining HVAC Systems