Steam Systems Webinar

Recorded On: 02/25/2020

This two-part webinar awards 0.2 CEUs or 2 hours of continuing education for participation and completion.

This program provides an introduction into the design of steam systems. At one time steam systems were the norm in the United States however over the past 30 years they have fallen out of favor due to misunderstanding and lack of maintenance. Properly designed steam systems can be extremely efficient and reliable; however, both require due diligence at the time of design and throughout their life expectancy. This class will provide you with a good foundation for the proper design of a steam system, how to select the proper components required for reliable operation.


Webinar 1 Outline: 

  • Steam table usage – 15 minutes
  • Steam system overview & components– 15 minutes
  • Steam piping design – 15 minutes
  • Methods and considerations for selecting piping sizes – 15 minutes
  • Steam trap application and selection – 20 minutes
  • Steam pressure reducing valve sizing and selection – 20 minutes
  • Heat exchanger stall – 20 minutes


Webinar 2 Outline: 

  • Steam trap application and selection – 20 minutes
  • Steam Pressure reducing valve sizing and selection – 20 minutes
  • Heat exchanger stall – 20 minutes


Upon successful completion of the course learners will be able to:

  • Use a steam table
  • Understand the design of the entire steam system loop
  • Understand steam generation
  • Be able to properly design and layout steam distribution piping
  • Understand the differences in the various point of use
  • Understand the importance of condensate recovery
  • Specific details areas of focus
    • Pressure reducing valves
    • Steam trapping
    • Condensate recovery
    • Common design & application issues

This two-part webinar is $100 for members and $225 for nonmembers. Registration is only available for the entire program.



Mr. Furst has been in the HVAC and plumbing industry his entire life, his father was a mechanical contractor in the Dayton, Ohio area so he grew up learning the industry as a part of growing up. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Dayton and a Master of Science in Education from Michigan State University. Tony has been an application engineer, a consulting engineer and was a design build engineer before joining Armstrong Fluid Technology where he now applies his skills as a project development engineer for the US Energy Upgrades Business Unit. 

Tony’s background is in the design and application of large capacity steam and hydronic central heating and cooling plants and large-scale complex distribution systems. He has an extensive background in forensic engineering and resolving system operational issues. He has taught classes in steam system design, refrigeration design and chiller plant applications, hydronic piping design and system analysis. 

Tony is active in both ASPE and ASHRAE and is currently serving on ASPE’s Education Committee as well as editing part of Volume 3 of the Plumbing Engineering Design Handbook.


Steam Systems Part 1
02/25/2020 at 1:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
02/25/2020 at 1:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
Steam Webinar Part 1 Quiz
4 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
Steam Systems Part 2
02/25/2020 at 2:30 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
02/25/2020 at 2:30 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
Steam Webinar Part 2 Quiz
4 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
Post-webinar Survey
7 Questions
7 Questions Extra notes for PEs: Are you a PE in any of the 50 states, specifically New York, North Carolina, Floria, Michigan, or Ohio? If so, please complete the form below for your records. This form is in addition to completing the learning assessment (quiz) to comply with your states' PDH requirements. ASPE carefully reviews all submissions received in order to incorporate changes to our programs. If a speaker did not meet attendees' needs or the description did not match the program adjustments will be made. For example: if the program as it was presented was different than advertised ASPE will revise the course description and/or remove the course from our catalogue depending on the circumstance. All course materials, program evaluations, and applicable data are kept on file at ASPE for a minimum of 6 years.
0.20 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.20 CEU credits  |  Certificate available