- Understanding the design and operation of the major components of steam systems
- Understanding steam systems in the process industries for increased efficiency
- Optimization of site utility systems for reduced fuel and power costs
- Energy saving and increased power production through better matching between process requirements and steam levels
- Specifying steam costs for the distribution of costs between different businesses on a site
- Specifying steam costs for energy reduction projects
- Identification of steam system improvements
Almost half of the fuel consumed to meet industrial energy requirements is used in the production of steam. Most sites have scope to increase the efficiency of fuel conversion. Significant cost savings are thus possible on most sites.
Relatively simple measures such as control of boiler blowdown, maintenance of steam traps, the recovery of flash steam, and increasing condensate return rates, can make immediate and significant cost savings in the generation and use of steam. Optimisation of the system can often bring high returns with little investment.
This course examines the production of steam from fuel combustion and water supply, through to distribution and use. Models and tools are developed that can be easily applied in the design and operation of steam systems in order to minimise operation costs and, where appropriate, to maximise the effectiveness of capital expenditure.
In addition, these tools can be used to determine and assess new investment proposals or to provide long-term investment plans for the infrastructure to allow for projected changes in the patterns of production.
Who Should Be Trained?
The training is intended for people with a chemical or mechanical engineering background working in the process industries, or in engineering and consultancy companies servicing those industries. Process engineers, utility engineers and managers, and energy managers should attend this course.
Dates & Course Fees
The next available public training will take place on 14th September 2017.
Heating values of fuels, combustion calculations, excess air
Boiler types, economisers, air pre-heaters, burner design, boiler modelling
Characteristics of gas turbines, performance, emissions, gas turbine modelling
Steam turbine configuration, performance and modelling of steam turbines
Modelling steam systems, cost optimisation
Optimising steam levels for minimum energy and minimum cost
Use of optimisation for the automatic selection of drivers