Masterclass on Steam System Optimization (SSO) Training


This 3-day workshop will provide more in-depth technical information on undertaking an industrial steam systems. The training includes hands-on training for using all the United States Department of Energy (US DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office’s Steam System Best Practices software tools. Attendees for this training will be working on actual data gathered from the field by the international expert. There will be significant time spent on modeling and analysing industrial projects for improving overall steam system energy efficiency. Attendees will be bringing their own laptop and using the US DOE software tools during the hands-on student exercises all throughout the 3-day training class.


At the completion of the 3-day Training on SSO, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the need of using a Systems Approach to accurately evaluate steam systems and optimization opportunities
  • Identify the measurements required to manage steam generation efficiency
  • Measure individual boiler and overall plant generation efficiency
  • Estimate the magnitude of specific steam generation losses
  • Identify and prioritize areas of potential boiler and overall plan generation efficiency improvement
  • Recognize the impacts of fuel selection
  • Characterize the operational impact of backpressure and condensing steam turbines
  • Identify areas of end-use efficiency improvements including but not limited to , heat exchanger effectiveness, waste heat recovery, thermocompressor applications, etc
  • Recognize the requirements of an appropriate steam trap management program
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of system insulation
  • Evaluate the primary economics impact of condensate recovery
  • Calculate the energy costs associated with steam systems operation
  • Refer and/or use a good set of software tools that can model the steam system and identify performance improvement opportunities
  • Use the ASME Steam System Energy Assessment Standard (ASME-EA-3-2009) and undertake field work to do steam system assessments
  • Identify gaps and deficiencies in energy efficiency in industrial steam systems
  • Ask for specific field data and measurements required to undertake a steam system assessment
  • Develop and model simple steam system projects using the fundamental laws of physics, thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Proficiently use the US DOE Steam Best Practices software tools (SSST, Steam System Modeler and 3EPlus) and/or other resources to evaluate steam systems, identify optimization opportunities in industrial plants and conduct and impact-level analysis
  • Create a preliminary report that summarizes the findings from the steam system energy assessment


It is expected that the attendees have some minimum education and steam system exposure. Minimum criteria is provided below:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or a Minimum of 3-year technical degree course with relevant engineering experience
  • Demonstrate exposure and/or understanding of industrial and/or institutional steam systems energy usage and Best Practices
  • Proficient in English
  • Proficient with computers, especially using spread-sheet type programs such as Microsoft Excel and online data entry, etc.

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Agnes Seah
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