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Covers the basic concepts of steam systems including terminology, properties of a system, analysis and design. After completing the course, you will develop an understanding of:

- Characteristics of steam
- Steam system types
- Terminal equipment in steam systems
- Steam system components, their function and location in the system
- Steam and condensate pipe sizing, support, and insulation
- Steam trap and condensate receiver sizing, selection and placement

Who Should Enroll in this Course?


This is an excellent course for anyone who needs information on design and analysis of steam systems. A basic knowledge of thermodynamics and psychrometrics, fundamentals of HVAC systems, and fundamentals of heating and cooling loads is assumed. The target audience is:

  • Recent engineering graduates who need additional courses in HVAC&R topics to improve their on-the-job performance
  • Engineers who have recently entered the HVAC&R field from other engineering disciplines Technicians who want to increase their knowledge and skills in HVAC&R
  • Architects, construction and building management professionals, and others responsible for the performance of HVAC&R systems
Benefits:
  • Earn 35 PDHs/3.5 CEUs
  • Complete coursework on your time
  • Gain skills you can use on your job
What You Will Learn:

You will develop an understanding of the basic concepts of steam systems including terminology, properties of a system, analysis and design. After completing the course, you will develop an understanding of:

  • Characteristics of steam
  • Steam system types
  • Terminal equipment in steam systems
  • Steam system components, their function and location in the system
  • Steam and condensate pipe sizing, support, and insulation
  • Steam trap and condensate receiver sizing, selection and placement
Course Content:

Introduction to Steam System Design - Introduction and review of thermodynamic fundamentals.

HVAC Steam Systems - Steam and condensate; advantages of steam; basics of Steam Systems in HVAC; operating pressures of steam systems; steam heating systems; steam condensate systems; and boiler connections.

Terminal Units I - Natural convection units; ratings of heat-distributing units; corrections for nonstandard conditions; and applications.

Terminal Units II - Unit heaters; unit ventilators; fan-coil units; cabinet heaters; induction units; and air-handling units.

Boilers - Boilers, boiler classifications; fuels and combustion; efficiency; cost of producing steam; and boiler sizing.

Steam Valves, Steam Traps, Flash Tanks, and Condensate Receiver Tanks - Fundamentals of valves; manual valves; self-contained valves; safety devices; steam traps; flash steam; and condensate receiver tanks.

Steam Piping Design - Pipe sizing; piping; pipe materials; insulation; pipe expansion; and pipe supporting elements.

Citation: ASHRAE Self-Directed Learning

 

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    Errata to Fundamentals of Steam System Design (I-P)