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Free-of-charge training courses for steam engineering and condensate management

16 December 2010

Burkert is to run a series of free one-day and three-day educational training courses in February, entitled 'An Introduction to Steam', 'Steam and Condensate systems', 'Pressure Reducing & Heat Transfer Systems' and 'Clean Steam and Sterilisation'. Commencing on Monday February 21 2011, the modular courses will be run by experienced personnel from Burkert’s Steam Segment management team.

The courses can be attended as individual modules - one-day or three-day - and are open to existing and prospective Burkert customers, end users, OEMs and integrators from the UK and Ireland. Attendance is on a first come, first served basis and each course has the capacity for ten people. Lunches will be provided and each attendee will receive a copy of Burkert’s  Steam Site Guide Book.

The basic Level 1 course is an introduction to steam. A comprehensive one-day module, that covers such topics as the fundamentals of water, the language of steam, using steam tables, pressure/temperature relationship, energy content of steam, vacuum, specific volume and specific density, elements of a boiler house, and how to recognise the key elements of basic steam and condensate loops. The aim of this day is to give a foundation of understanding and an overall appreciation of steam systems.

The Level 2 & 3, 3-day in-depth and detailed course, will give you a great understanding of steam and condensate systems. Taking place on Tuesday the 22nd, Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th of February, this course will cover topics such as estimating a steam load, dealing with air and non-condensable gases, steam and condensate pipework sizing, pipework layout best practices, pressure reducing stations, safety valves, steam traps selection and best practices, pit falls in condensate management, TDS heat recovery and process control valve systems, just to name a few. The course combines class room based theoretical discussions, coupled with hands-on experiences. The Level 3, final day brings together your new knowledge in our steam design workshops, where the attendees are asked to design for themselves a complete steam system from scratch!

The final course: Level 2 Clean Steam and Sterilisation, considers the hierarchy of steam purity, the uses of clean steam, the fundamentals of clean steam design and clean steam generators. In this module SIP and CIP systems are also discussed, answering questions such as: Cleaning v Sterilisation - what are SIP & CIP, the different types of CIP and why these practices are so widely used.

Potential applicants for the training courses should contact Helen Christopher on 01453 731353, by fax: 01453 731343 or via email:

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