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Steam Orifice Traps

COURSE NO: M02-009
Steam Orifice Traps
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes some of the basic steam trap selection and sizing considerations. These have an impact on the operation of the building HVAC steam system and likewise on the energy use of the building.


Making steam trap selection and sizing decisions requires a good understanding of not only the capacity requirements but also the operational requirements of the various types of steam traps available on the market.  Advantages and disadvantages are associated with each type of steam trap.


This 2 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers who design or work with steam systems and want to understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with the types of traps covered in this course material.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Steam trap classification
  • Operational characteristics
  • Orifice steam traps
  • Conventional steam traps
  • User experiences
  • Additional needed information for steam trap applications
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in the Guide to Orifice Plate Steam Traps published by the National Technical Information Service.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Steam Orifice Traps (680 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 2 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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