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Introduction to the Industrial Steam and Condensate System

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 12 May 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members:  €345
    Non-Members: €425

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C1

Learning Objectives

This course will provide an insight to Industrial Steam and Condensate System application, selection, operation and maintenance. It is an introductory course that will focus on Industrial Steam and Condensate System behaviour, steam traps and components within the system and how these are interconnected.

Delegates will gain knowledge in understanding the steam cycle and how it relates to overall process system effectiveness and identify and understand the key components of a steam distribution system.


The primary objective is to give each delegate a fundamental knowledge of the basic principles of steam and condensate systems. It will look at an overview of steam generation and why steam is used and focus on the various steam system components. The components are steam traps, air venting, pressure reduction, temperature control and condensate removal and reuse. An explanation of the important technical concepts relating to steam quality and the use of clean steam.

The course will cover, but is not limited to

  • Properties of steam
  • Steam generation
  • Plantwide distribution of steam
  • Steam and pump traps operating principles
  • Air venting
  • Steam system ancillaries
  • Selection of steam traps
  • Condensate removal and recovery
  • Flash steam
  • System wide Energy Loss

Who should attend?

This course is focused to the needs of chemical, instrumentation, maintenance, and mechanical engineers and technicians involved in the selection, sizing, specification, installation, operation and maintenance of Industrial Steam and Condensate Systems. The industries that this course would be relevant to are the biopharma, food and beverage, water and waste water, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing and power generation.

Other CPD courses in this series

  • Introduction to Pumps and Pumping Systems
  • Fundamentals of Valves & Actuators for Process Control Systems
  • Essentials of Pressure Safety Relief Valves
  • Process Control Valves; Sizing, Selection & Application
  • Introduction to the Industrial Steam and Condensate System
  • Intermediate Pumps and Pumping Systems
  • Introduction to Process Measurement
  • Compressed Air
  • Advanced Pumps and Pumping Systems


There are no prerequisites necessary for this course.

Trainer's Profile

Gerard Nagle is a lecturer in DIT Bolton Street in the department of Mechanical Engineering. He currently is a lecturer in Fluid Mechanics and Unit Operations. Gerard has a M.Sc. in Process Systems Engineering from Cranfield University. Gerard has worked with Watson McDaniel, a company that has a proud heritage in the steam industry since 1878.


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12 May 2020


"Well delivered, good practical application."

"Very informative and enjoyable course."

"Very good course. Lots of engagement and examples/case studies for participants."

John McCarthy, Glanbia: "Well presented"

Kenny McCauley, Designer Group: "Very good, practical, and real-world connection with course content and material covered."


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.