Steam management company Spirax Sarco in Blythewood, S.C., has released its 2012 schedule of training center courses covering all aspects of steam energy.

The curriculum’s objective is to provide comprehensive steam knowledge and understanding as the keys to energy conservation and resource utilization.

Each program is designed specifically for steam users involved in engineering, operation and maintenance. Areas covered include energy management, process engineering, operations, piping and process design, project engineering, HVAC and maintenance. In addition to traditional applications, the courses cover the latest technical developments. Practical demonstrations showing the capability of boilers, steam traps, condensate pumps, heat exchangers, valves, instruments and controls will be performed in a fully-equipped steam lab.

This year's schedule includes:
  • Fundamentals of steam utilization.
  • Installation and maintenance.
  • Steam traps and condensate pumps.
  • Pressure and temperature controls.
  • Steam system design.
  • Metering and industrial fluids.
  • Clean steam utilization.
  • Steam and condensate energy savings.

    Steam utilization in the food and beverage industry.
  • The training centers are in Columbia, S.C., Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Allentown, Pa. Cost and registration details are at