Skill Development and Training

Skill Development and Training

for the Food and Beverage Industry

Armstrong University offers more than 145 online courses to give you easy access to our extensive knowledge and experience.

At Armstrong, we're committed to sharing all that we've learned to help you make the smartest possible decisions for your company. We offer online courses, training, live seminars, on-demand webinars, and educational packages that provide industry-specific content and learning opportunities to help you address tough, everyday issues.

Our extensive curriculum is conveniently available on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

The coursework found in Armstrong University has been carefully developed by energy and thermal utility system specialists and leading technical experts with 2,000 years of collective, practical experience. The result is an extensive curriculum that spans multiple colleges of learning and over 145 courses of study, including free introductory courses, intermediate and advanced courses, and courses that qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

    • Customized Online Courses   

      Armstrong University can customize an online curriculum for your organization, to be delivered at your site or one of our global learning centers, whichever is most convenient.

    • Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Courses   

      Armstrong University offers online courses in steam, humidification, hot water, water treatment, refrigeration, flow measurement, environmental health and safety, and more.

    • Live Training Seminars   

      Armstrong Learning Centers offer hands-on training sessions, conducted by Armstrong experts who have the technical background and field experience necessary to deliver clear, relevant information. Our Learning Centers are fully equipped with the latest functional and cutaway equipment, enabling you to actually see how utility systems operate. Many of our seminars qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU).

      Armstrong 2020 Food Forum

      Join us for a two-day forum addressing thermal utility pain points and solutions exclusively for food and beverage facilities.



    • Food & Beverage Package  

      Includes over 40 online courses to help you: increase production, yield and sustainability; provide safety and skill development for utility personnel; and find out how monitoring, measuring and auditing your systems can save time, money and energy.

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    • Complete Food and Beverage Course Listing  

      Armstrong University Online offers a wide variety of courses designed to address issues faced by your industry each day.

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    • Basic Heat Transfer  

      In this course, you will: review the first two laws of thermodynamics; understand heat transfer types and equations for calculating; and explore elements that affect heat transfer.

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    • Condensate Quality and Contamination, Part 1 & 2  

      Covered material includes: types of condensate contamination; root causes and sources of contamination and problems caused; addressing and solving contamination issues; how condensate polishers work.

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    • Coolers and Condensers  

      This course discusses: different types of coolers and condensers, their basic components and general applications; and best practices for installation of coolers and condensers.

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    • Drain Separators  

      Understand: the purpose, types and factors used for sizing drain separators; basic concepts of steam quality; and how drain separators work.

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    • Fundamentals of Flow Measurement   

      This course defines flow measurement, explains why it is important, and compares the features and benefits of key technologies that are used in measuring flow.

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    • Fundamentals of Flow Measurement – Advanced   

      Learn to identify various differential pressure flowmeters appropriate for use on steam, compare advantages and disadvantages of each; list installation parameters for differential pressure technologies; describe basic transmitter types used in flow measurement systems and compare features and benefits of each.

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    • Industrial Hot Water Systems  

      Identify major hot water system components; understand differences in recirculation and non-recirculation systems; find out how to balance multiple temperature and pressure systems; and understand the role of booster pumps in industrial settings.

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    • Industrial Water Temperature Controls & Washdown  

      Explore: the use of hot water systems; ways of controlling water temperature in industrial processes; types of water temperature controls, their applications and available options; new age digital mixing valves and best applications for use.

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    • O&M BEST Practices for Condensate Return Systems  

      This course discusses: the importance of water quality checks; piping issues, repairs, and installations; identification of pumps and other equipment; maintenance and routine checks.

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    • O&M Best Practices for Steam Users  

      Topics covered include: the importance of steam user quality, identification of key performance indicators, best practices for steam users, equipment maintenance and routine checks, and key attributes of standard operating procedures.

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    • Pressure and Temperature Control Essentials   

      This course discusses: pressure and temperature control theory; PRV types, sizing basics, and noise issues; how PRVs operate.

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    • Safety Training 101 Package   

      This package of 21 courses addresses environmental health and safety issues to help you provide a safe working environment. Each course can typically be completed in 30 minutes or less.

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    • Steam Quality  

      Understand: basic concepts of steam quality and steam dryness fraction; how to measure steam dryness fraction; root causes of poor steam dryness fraction; how air and non-condensable gases affect steam quality; effects of poor steam quality on steam system efficiency.

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    • Typical Optimizations for a Steam Distribution System  

      This course covers the most common problems in steam distribution systems and their symptoms; find out how to identify and recommend possible solutions; review best practices; and more.

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    • Typical Optimizations on a Steam User  

      Find out about common problems associated with steam users, and identify and recommend possible solutions; review best practices; and more.

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    • Water Hammer  

      This course will discuss the basic mechanics of water hammer and help you identify conditions under which it may occur; it will also explain how to apply preventative solutions to avoid the occurrence of water hammer.

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