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Steam turbines are a crucial part of many industrial and power generation processes. By understanding the basics of how condensate interacts with a steam-driven turbine and how to optimize their reliability, you can ensure that your turbine-driven process continues uninterrupted
This presentation explores the risks associated with operating steam-driven turbines, and how to avoid failures.
Many problems with reboilers can be avoided/mitigated with a proper condensate drainage design, but often the reboiler system experiencing difficulty had improper original design or installation and requires correction for improvement.
This presentation explores why certain problems occur and provides engineers with some specific key design considerations necessary for proper performance in draining reboilers.
It is a common myth across industry that saturated steam headers are “dry”. However, reality could not be further from the truth.
In this webinar, we look at steam quality considerations, and how to improve the condition of the steam feeding your process equipment, through condensate drainage and entrained moisture separation.
We also explore pressure regulation, different types of pressure reduction valves, and proper design of pressure regulation stations to ensure optimal steam quality & stable downstream pressure.
There is still high value heat energy available after your steam turns into condensate. Recovered and returned condensate’s value is far beyond the cost of water.
In this webinar, we examine recovering condensate in both single-phase & two-phase systems, pumping options, and how to recover and utilize flash steam and atmospheric vent steam.
In this webinar, we discuss common condensate drainage options for process equipment and look at how production, reliability, & energy efficiency can be improved through optimized condensate drainage. We also explore some of the potential financial benefits and returns on investment to justify improvements.
In this webinar, solutions to problems with common refining and petrochemical steam applications such as extruders, sulfur storage, sulfur seal/seal legs/sulfur pits, vacuum systems, desuperheaters, and waste heat steam generators/boilers are discussed.
Often issues with steam traps are due to incorrect selection or design/installation of the associated piping or steam trap - not an actual failed trap itself. This presentation reviews common steam trap selection and installation problems that can lead to unreliable performance, even if the model was correctly selected and sized.
This presentation provides an overview of different steam trap types including Mechanical (Float & Thermostatic and Inverted Bucket), Thermodynamic, and Thermostatic (Bi-Metal and Balanced Pressure) technologies, describing how they operate and correlating operating principles to steam trap selection for various applications.
This webinar reviews the variables that must be considered when sizing and selecting electrical and mechanical condensate pumps, and explains how to optimize the performance of condensate return pumping applications.
Optimizing the Steam System Asset Through Steam Trap Management Webinar
This webinar introduces a sustainable asset management program that continuously improves the performance of the entire steam system. A three-phase approach is described covering best practices for steam trap management, steam application improvements, and optimization of the entire steam and condensate system.
Common Refining & Petrochemical Plant Steam Application Problems Webinar
Learn about opportunities to improve safety, reliability, productivity, and profitability in petrochemical plants and refineries. The presentation reviews effective steam supply, utilization, and condensate drainage in common steam-using applications such as cokers, turbines, reboilers, flares, de-superheaters, storage tanks, waste heat boilers, air heaters, and vacuum systems.
Steam Tracing & Heat Maintenance System Issues Webinar
Steam tracing and other thermal maintenance applications are critical to production, but heated fluids can suffer from low temperatures, non-ideal viscosity, and resultant stagnated flow issues. This presentation, based on the article "Tracing the Causes of Heat Maintenance Issues", reviews key factors for improving the design of new systems or existing installations.
Water Hammer Webinar - Part 2: Condensate Recovery Systems
This webinar explains the mechanisms and causes of steam-induced water hammer, as well as water hammer caused by flashing condensate in vertical condensate transport lines. It also presents methods of mitigating the risk of these types of water hammer.