In this course, we will cover:

  • Steam Fundamentals
  • Steam Traps
  • Testing Procedures
  • Testing Equipment
  • Identification of Components
  • Documentation
  • Installation “Best Practices”
  • Sizing Steam Traps
  • Flash Steam

Complete Program & Topics for the Steam Trap Examiner

  • Review of Class Schedule and Time
  • Introduce Additional Instructors and/or Support Team Members

  • How Steam is Produced
  • Latent and Sensible Energy
  • Expansion of Steam

  • Pressure, Temperature, Volume, Energy

  • Different Terms for Steam
  • Applications for Different Steam Types

  • Why Flash Steam Occurs
  • What is the Volume of Flash Steam at the Different Condensate Pressures?
  • Flash Steam Tables

  • Pressurized Condensate Systems
  • Cascade Systems
  • Vent Condensers

  • In-depth Review of Steam Trap Designs
  • Mechanical
  • Inverted Bucket
  • Float and Thermostatic/Free Float
  • Thermodynamic
  • Thermostatic
  • Bi-Metallic
  • Set Temperature
  • Bellows
  • How They Function
  • What Applications Are They Best Suited For?
  • What Failures Can Occur?
  • General Piping Best Practices

  • Visual
    • Overview
    • How Can Visual Inspection Help Us Test Steam Trap Stations?
    • What Do We Look for in A Steam Trap Discharge?
  • Temperature Devices
  • Overview
  • Why Use Temperature
  • Benefits and Downsides
  • Troubleshooting Procedures
  • How Can Infrared Help Us Test Steam Trap Stations
  • Spot to Distance
  • Intrinsic Safety
  • Emissivity and How to Adjust
  • Ultrasound – Overview
  • Why Use Ultrasound?
  • How Ultrasound Equipment Works
  • How Can Ultrasound Help Us Test Steam Trap Stations?
  • Understand That We Are Listening to the Turbulence as Condensate/Steam Passes Across the Discharge Orifice
  • Short Wavelength is Easily Identified, Dissipates Quickly, and Can Quickly Locate and Localize Where the Loudest Sound is Being Generated
  • How and Why the Best Frequency to Audibly Pick up the Turbulence in the Steam Trap
  • Frequency Adjustments May Need to Be Made for Competing Sounds

  • Standard Operating Procedures Were Provided Before Class and Will Be Reviewed Before Field Testing

  • All Teams to the Field for Testing Steam Trap Stations
  • Objectives for the Field Work to Practice:
  • Ensure PPE is Being Used
  • Safety Procedures Are Being Followed
  • How to Find and Locate Steam Trap Stations
  • Identifying Steam Traps
  • Reviewing the Steam Trap Station Installation
  • Testing the Steam Trap by the Three Different Methods
  • Understanding Steam Trap Operations
  • Data Logging

  • Review Field Work
  • Identification
  • Steam Trap Operation
  • Testing Procedures
  • Data Logging Steam Trap Station Information

  • Review And Discuss Each Component
  • Steam Trap
  • Strainer
  • Valves
  • Test Valve
  • Check Valve
  • Double Block and Bleed

  • All Teams to the Field for Testing Steam Trap Stations
  • Ensure PPE is Being Used
  • Safety Procedures Are Being Followed
  • Focus on Steam Trap Station Testing Procedures
  • Identification
  • Testing
  • Ensure Documentation is Being Recorded Correctly
  • Emphasis on Identifying Steam Trap Types and Operational Modes

  • Review Field Work
  • Identification
  • Steam Trap Operation
  • Testing Procedures
  • Data Logging Steam Trap Station Information

  • Best Practice: Steam Locking or Binding
  • Best Practice: Steam Trap Sizing
  • Best Practice: Cost of Steam
  • Best Practice: Water Hammer
  • Types of Shock and How They Occur
  • How to Prevent It
  • How Piping Affects Water Hammer

  • All Teams to the Field for Testing Steam Trap Stations
  • Ensure PPE is Being Used
  • Safety Procedures Are Being Followed
  • Team Should Be Easily Identifying Steam Traps at This Point
  • Procedure Should Be Correctly Performed
  • SOP’s Being Followed and Improved

  • Review with Teams on All Field Work and Materials Covered

  • Written Exam

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