While Armstrong has more than a dozen videos available, three have been found most useful in training situations.
- Let’s Talk Steam Traps/Update is a two-part, 32-minute video that discusses the operating principles of mechanical, thermostatic and thermodynamic steam traps. Designed to be used in conjunction with the information about energy conservation and condensate drainage found in Armstrong’s all-products catalog (Solution Source for Steam, Air and Hot Water Systems), the tape discusses 10 steam-system operating conditions that must be considered in evaluating steam trap performance.
- Guidelines for Steam System Efficiency is a 15-minute educational program covering basic considerations in the design, piping and trapping of steam systems. Topics covered in the tape include correct sizing and installation of steam-supply and condensate-return lines; steam velocities in the system; the use of air vents, vacuum breakers and safety drains; and much more. This videotape stresses how you can achieve low energy, maintenance and operational costs in your system by proper design, installation and maintenance.
- Guidelines for the Prevention of Water Hammer is a 16-minute videotape explaining three types of conditions that cause water hammer. The tape also describes the damaging effects of water hammer to steam system components. The discussion ends with recommendations for proper trapping and piping to reduce the potential for water hammer. The results of reducing or eliminating water hammer are a safer work environment, lower maintenance costs and reduced system downtime.
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