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Program Topic:

How Not to Design a Steam System


Learning Objectives:

1)      Boiler Sizing:

  • Process Heat Load

               - pph required to process

  • Subtracting for losses

               -  Correcting for operating pressure

               - Correcting for feedwater temperature

2)      Near Boiler Piping Considerations


3)      Steam Distribution and Condensate Handling

4)      Deaeratro Design and Use

5)      Leading Causes of Pressure Vessel Failure 

Bob Sorensen, Western Regional Sales Manager at The Fulton Companies, a global heat transfer manufacturer with operations in China, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, and North America. 


A graduate with a Science Degree majoring in Medical Technology, Bob left clinical healthcare in 1984 to join an energy sector affiliate of Southern California Gas Company and has worked in energy markets since that time developing micro co-generation platforms and traditional central utility heating and process systems.



He has utility, energy contracting, combustion and control experience working throughout North America for the past three decades. In his current position with Fulton, Bob is responsible for business planning and development, market and product research, and manufacturer representative management.

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2019 Winter Conference

2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo
Atlanta, GA | January 12–16, 2019

The 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference will be held in Atlanta, GA! The Technical Program along with Committee meetings, Registration, the Bookstore and Speakers Lounge will be at the Omni CNN Center and the Georgia World Congress Center. 

The AHR Expo will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, Monday, Jan. 14 – Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Registration is now open:


Your ASHRAE Conference badge provides free entry to the AHR Expo show floor, or you can register for free until January 9, 2019. After January 9, 2019 the fee will be $30 to attend the AHR Expo only.

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