IHEEM champions steam systems training

Industry body throws its weight behind Spirax Sarco specialist courses

The training is delivered from Spirax Sarco's purpose-built facility in Cheltenham

Members of The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) will now be able to take advantage of industry-leading training for steam systems as part of a new partnership.

IHEEM is the UK’s-largest specialist institute for the healthcare estates sector and is adding its seal of approval to Spirax Sarco’s City & Guilds-accredited courses to help develop its members in this specialist area.

The courses selected are ‘Steam Plant Maintenance’ and ‘Steam Boiler Plant Fundamentals’.

The first enables engineers to demonstrate fault finding through practical experience; while the latter provides an understanding of the wet side of the boiler.

Each course is delivered at Spirax Sarco’s training facility in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, which boasts a fully-working boiler house, demonstration rigs providing hands-on fault finding and assembly exercises, and practical areas which allow delegates the chance to get hands-on and put the theory into practice.

The IHEEM approval adds to a wider list of professional bodies approving these courses including the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Combustion Engineering Association (CEA), and The City & Guilds of London Institute.

Chris Parker, IHEEM’s membership development manager, said: “The institute is devoted to developing careers, provision of education and training, and registering engineers as Eng Tech, IEng and CEng.

“It is evident that Spirax Sarco’s training solutions are well respected across the industry and have helped many professionals further their careers, so naturally we want to promote them to our members.”

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