Burkert UK Offers Free-of-charge Training Courses for Steam Engineering and Condensate Management

Burkert is underlining the importance of steam engineering and condensate management to its fluid control systems solutions, by offering a series of free one-day and three-day educational training courses.

The courses, which comprise "An Introduction to Steam", "Steam and Condensate systems", "Pressure Reducing & Heat Transfer Systems" and "Clean Steam and Sterilisation" are scheduled for February of 2011.

Commencing on Monday 21st of February, the modular courses will be run by experienced personnel from Burkert's Steam Segment Management Team. They can be attended as individual modules - one-day or three-day - and are open to existing and prospective Bürkert customers; end users, OEM's and integrators; from the UK and Ireland.

Attendance is on a first come, first served basis and each course has the capacity for 10 people. Lunches will be provided and each attendee will receive a copy of Burkert's authoritative "Steam Site Guide Book".

"Our timing in running these educational training courses could not be better," commented Greg Sutcliffe, Burkert's Global Steam Segment Manager. "We recognise that the global market for steam solutions is growing and with it comes an ever more demanding need for on-site application understanding. We also believe that the steam market is experiencing a shift in emphasis and is becoming dynamically demanding of its partners.

We can no longer afford as an industry to be static. Only one example of this is the increasing hygiene standards expected in industries such as food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceuticals, bio-technology and medical.

With our modular and "sliding-scale" technical courses, we hope to pass to our attendees our experience in all aspects of steam and condensate management systems, equipping them with the key knowledge to specify, understand and integrate steam applications into their worlds."

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.

Burkert is inviting potential applicants for the training courses to contact

Helen Christopher
Burkert UK Marketing Manager
Tel: (0)1453 731353
Fax: +44 (0)1453 731343

For further information please email Burkert Fluid Control Systems

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