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Introduction to Steam, Boilers and Thermodynamics

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Introduction to Steam, Boilers and Thermodynamics
Note: This is a recorded video presentation and does not qualify as a live interactive course.
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH video presentation discusses the fundamentals of steam, boilers and thermodynamics. This course describes the origins of steam, its theory, thermodynamics, how it is generated and its various applications.


The industrial revolution may have been fired by coal, but it was powered by steam. Humans have been harnessing the power of steam for thousands of years, but it is only in the past 200 years that we have started to rely on steam for countless industrial applications. The uses of steam are numerous, and they generally belong to one of the three main categories; heating, power generation, and industrial processes.


This 4 PDH online video presentation is intended primarily for mechanical engineers, as well as for engineers of different backgrounds who are interested in learning more about the uses of steam, its thermodynamic principles, and the different types of boilers used in various engineering applications.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the history of steam in engineering
  • Understanding why steam is used instead of other energy fluids
  • Learning about steam properties
  • Learning about the fundamentals of heat and heat transfer
  • Learning about combustion theory
  • Exploring the design, the advantages and disadvantages of boilers and their typical applications
Course Document
For this course, you will need to watch the video presentation titled, “Introduction to Steam, Boilers and Thermodynamics”. To access the video presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course.  Following course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account history to view the video presentation. The duration of the video presentation is approximately 235 minutes.
Please note that you will be watching the video presentation via YouTube or another video streaming platform which will be streaming though
Course Quiz
Once you are finished watching the PDH video presentation, you will need to close or minimize the video portal to return to your account and click on “Take Quiz”. You will need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this video presentation.
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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