Steam is used around the world in many different ways. In industrial environments, it is commonly used for power generation and in heating and drying applications. When used properly, steam is one of the cleanest, most efficient, and safest forms of energy in use. However, employees should be prepared and aware of the hazards present when working around steam pipes in order to avoid accidents and injuries. This course describes the hazards presented by steam pipes, how to prevent them, as well as how to properly inspect, insulate, and label steam pipes.
Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices
Steam Pipe Safety - Copyright 2014. Run time: 19 minutes. Test time: 12 minutes. Total time: 31 minutes.
Steam Pipe Safety - Learning Objectives
- How steam is created
- Hazards presented by hot steam pipes and associated equipment
- Inspection of steam pipes, steam condensate pipes, steam vent pipes, lagging and valves
- Steam pipe and valve insulation
- Steam pipe labeling
- Proper personal protective equipment
- Responding to medical emergencies