Calculating the True Cost of Steam

Course Number: M-1004
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CSI-CCS
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Overview

In Calculating the True Cost of Steam , you'll learn ...

  • The importance of knowing the cost of steam used in your process
  • How to calculate the steam cost at different process operating rates
  • The process for setting up a simulation model of a steam system using computerized simulation modeling

Overview

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Credit: 1 PDH

Length: 17 pages

It is important for engineers to know the true cost of steam that is generated and consumed in a process. It is essential to properly evaluate the economics of proposed process efficiency or capacity-improvement projects. Additionally, knowing the true cost of steam serves as a basis for optimizing the steam generation system, ensuring more effective negotiations with utility companies and properly evaluating proposed cogeneration projects.

In this course you’ll learn why determining the cost of steam is a complex problem for processes using multiple steam sources and multiple fuels. You’ll learn how to calculate the true cost of steam at different process operating rates using steam-system modeling.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The importance of determining the true cost of steam in a facility
  • The different methods used to calculate steam costs
  • Calculating the cost of steam generation
  • Setting up a heat and material balance simulation model of the system
  • The use of marginal cost vs. average cost in a model
  • Calculation of steam costs at different flow rates
  • The dependency of steam costs on the path that steam follows through the generation and distribution systems

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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