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Steam Systems

Training in Steam Services

Swagelok® Steam Services training courses help you enhance your steam systems by gaining an understanding of steam system management customized to your industry and specific training needs. Steam services experts will teach how to properly operate, design, and maintain a steam system to improve energy efficiency and safety, increase productivity, and reduce emissions.


About the Course


Steam Basics Training

This course covers:

  • The critical areas of steam system management, including steam cost calculations, flash steam, steam traps and water hammer
  • Steam fundamentals, steam quality, steam system components, flash steam recovery and safety
  • The roles of various steam equipment, including boilers, heat recovery, steam piping, condensate piping, expansion and insulation

Steam System Specialist Training

This course covers:

  • Comprehensive information covering steam systems from steam generation through condensate recovery
  • How to identify opportunities for optimization while running a safe and reliable steam system
  • The basics of steam generation equipment (boilers) and associated components

Target Audience

Steam Basics Training

  • Steam system operators, including technicians, maintenance associates, pipefitters and other plant personnel

Steam System Specialist Training

  • Steam system managers, including plant managers and engineers

Course Length

Variable; one to three days, depending on your specific needs

Your Instructor

Kelly Paffel, Industry Expert and Consultant

Kelly is a recognized global authority in industrial steam systems with more than 40 years of experience in steam and power operations. He is an experienced lecturer who has published more than 60 technical papers on the topics of steam system design and operation. Kelly authored “Steam System Best Practices,” a list of short papers used by plants and engineers to ensure proper operation of steam and condensate systems. Kelly has personally conducted thousands of steam system assessments, project management tasks, turnkey projects, product designs, engineering assignments, and training sessions. He is a mentor to steam system engineers around the world and is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, ASHRAE, International District Energy Association, AFE Group, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Steam Best Practices Committee and Steam Technical Committee.

How to Register

To register for training, reach out to your local authorized Swagelok sales and service center using the link below. They will then contact you to discuss details and find an arrangement that works for you.

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