It is better to teach a man to fish... than to hit him with a fish... (usually).
The second 4-1/2 hours covers topics critical to specific steam layouts like: Accidents in "looped" distribution networks, the danger of flooded manholes and submerged steam lines, and start-up accidents where unforeseen conditions have killed workers. Examples are drawn from actual accidents which, in most cases, were investigated by the presenter himself (see Accident Investigations). While this intensive 2-day, 8 hour seminar was designed specifically for steam fitters and operators to keep them from repeating the mistakes made in previous accidents, Engineers get the most out of the seminars. (See Feedback below). This seminar has been refined over 125 presentations primarily in North America to over 4000 attendees. An abreviated one-day 6.5-hour seminar is offered for shift workers that can't be assembled for 2 days. Special Topics for SAGD are linked below.
Seminar Recipients are listed below by Catagory and shown by location at right, or, link to a larger World Map. Where "See Evaluations" appears below, attendee evaluations are linked to the seminar, or, you may request evaluations from any seminar. Where I have done repeat seminars for clients, the most recent is listed first.
I need a computer projector and speakers that plug into my computer's audio output, a screen, a demonstration table (I boil water to make steam; at no time does steam pressure exceed atmospheric pressure in the can), and a white board or blackboard. Please be sure the projector and speakers are available. Before the first seminar, I will email electronic copies of the Quiz, evaluation form, and steam tables to be reproduced for each attendee and checklist. The room should be set up conference style (U-shape is good, around a conference table is even better) with attendees as close to me as possible seated at tables so they can take notes. The lights must be dimmable so the slides can be seen. Provide (or we'll make them with magic markers at the beginning of the seminar) name tags to sit on the desks (first name only) for attendees so I can call on them by name. Attendees will need pencils or pens. Attendees should be prepared to engage, this seminar is not for spectators. While I like to have fun during the seminar, I'm serious about teaching this material and giving you your money's worth. I will ask distruptive attendees to leave. It's happened twice in 15 years. Provide supervision if you need to, to insure your people are serious too. For the 9-hour seminar, suggest scheduling it for 8 a.m. to 12 noon, 1/2 hour for lunch, then return for 1 hour. The second day will end by noon.
Before the seminar, provide me information about: the steam pressures at which you distribute steam, if steam is superheated, if you return condensate, if you use inverted bucket traps, if you put high pressure condensate from Mains into a pumped condensate return, if your system is "looped", and if steam lines ever become submerged in water. The presentation is available in imperial (english) or metric units.
Feedback from evaluations from steam operators, engineers, and supervisors, or, if you prefer, look at the verbatim comments from all attendees where "See evaluations" indicates I've scanned all evals and linked them:
"The best training we have ever had since I have been here at Cogen (about 10 years)" Thank you for all the effort you put into this and the concern you have for the safety of the Cogen maintenance staff, and others on campus. .. Allen