Arguing that plant managers ‘would benefit from developing a basic understanding of the properties of steam’, Spirax Sarco says that a new guide, The Fundamentals of Steam Quick Start Guide, ‘identifies several core elements to help develop knowledge within key areas’.
Authored by Chris Coleman, Boilerhouse national specialist at Spirax Sarco, it ‘aims to offer a helping hand to plant managers to re-acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of steam, and identify areas of improvement’. He said: “The Guide identifies key areas when working with the wet side of the boiler, including how boilers produce steam, the types of boiler used, and the condensate loop. Additionally, it highlights five key tests that plant managers should consider carrying out. By re-acquainting themselves with the fundamentals of steam, plant managers can build the requisite knowledge to identify areas of improvement within plant and thus boost efficiency.”
He added: “It is my hope that this guide will serve as a useful reference tool for plant managers, particularly when it comes to that all-important plant upgrade. We could all benefit from a reminder on the fundamentals of steam from time to time. If the advice in this guide is followed, plant managers will find they can enhance their steam operations in no time.”