October 22, 2015 – Cleveland, OH


The Steam System Assessment workshop reviews the operation of typical steam systems and discusses methods to improve system efficiency. This one-day workshop is designed for end-users – energy managers, steam system supervisors, engineers, and operating personnel who have system responsibilities in industrial and institutional facilities. The workshop is divided into three major categories:

  •  Steam Generation Efficiency: The boiler is investigated with the target of obtaining optimum steam generation efficiency.
  •  Resource Utilization Effectiveness: Encompasses fuel selection, combined heat and power systems, steam system balancing and steam end users. The course covers the basic concepts of combined heat and power systems along with opportunities associated with steam system balancing.
  •  Steam Distribution Losses: Focus areas include steam leaks, heat transfer losses through insulation, and condensate loss.

For each of the categories the workshop goes into detail about the theory of operation and the equipment normally encountered. Several case studies are presented from steam system surveys conducted by the Instructor. The text for this workshop is the “Steam System Survey Guide also developed by DOE BestPractices.


Mr. Riyaz Papar, PE, CEM

Mr. Papar is currently Director, Global Energy Services at Hudson Technologies Company, USA. He has over 25 years of experience in Industrial Energy Systems and Best Practices. Mr. Papar is an Instructor and an International Energy Expert for the US DOE and UNIDO. He is responsible for the development and delivery of capacity building, energy assessments and project implementation for industrial system optimization in the US and several countries world-wide. Mr. Papar has worked and/or provided energy consulting services in 150+ industrial plants in the US and internationally. He has also provided best practices training to over 3,500 plant personnel.

Mr. Papar has been the past Chair of ASME’s Process Industries Division and ASHRAE’s Technical Committees on Centrifugal Machines (TC8.2) and Cogeneration Systems (TC1.10). He is a registered and licensed professional Mechanical Engineer and Certified Energy Manager. His graduate-level education specialized in the area of thermal engineering (heat transfer, energy conversion, refrigeration, etc.). Mr. Papar is the author of more than 40 Technical Publications in Journals, Conference Proceedings & Trade Magazines.


8:00 – 8:30 am                     Registration
8:30 – 12:00 pm                   Morning Session

  •  Introduction: The Boiler & Steam System
  •  The Steam System Scoping Tool – Overview & Results
  •  Steam Generation Efficiency
    •  Definitions & Measurements
    •  Shell Loss
    •  Blowdown Loss
    • Stack Losses
    •  Boiler Analysis Case Studies

12:00 – 1:00 pm                   Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 4:30 pm                     Afternoon Session

  • Resource Utilization Effectiveness
    •  Fuel Selection
    •  Backpressure Turbine Operation
    •  Condensing Turbine Operation
  •  Distribution System Management
    • Steam Leaks
    •  Steam Traps
    •  Insulation
    •  Condensate Recovery


Dominion East Ohio Headquarters
1201 E 55th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103