​​​​Boiler and Steam System Care | Master Brewers Webinar​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Broadcast Date: August 26, 2020

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​Webinar Summary

Brewers have many tough decisions to make in these times of non-essential business closings and social distancing including ceasing production and minimizing utility costs until directives are lifted. Securing a production steam boiler for a significant period of time is much more than an off-switch if you want to prevent internal damage during the down period. We will explain the boiler wet lay-up process and why it is important to you. Restoring the boiler and steam system to production can be hazardous to equipment and personnel without a myriad of things to check. This webinar will provide the details including the what and why for anyone working on this system in the brewery.

About the Presenter


Steve Huffman
Mead O'Brien Inc.

Steve Huffman is Vice President, Marketing & Business Development for Mead O'Brien Inc.; Fellow and former Society President of the International Society of Automation; Automation Federation Government Relations Committee Chairman and former General Chair; and President, MBAA District St. Louis 2016-2017, and previously in 2004-2005. He has 45 years of experience in the industrial process control area, including measurement and control, process and utility piping, hardware, and system design. This includes field instrumentation, control components, valve automation, and in particular, process steam systems, components, and application engineering.

His specialties include industrial steam and condensate system design, thermal energy assessment, system troubleshooting & consulting, and education services which include utilizing the live steam lab at Mead O'Brien in St. Louis to further the knowledge of the practitioner in steam control, heat transfer, and condensate handling.