Skill Development & Training

Skill Development and Training

for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Armstrong University gives you easy access to more than a century of in-depth 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 that address tough, everyday issues.

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More than 150 online courses—all conveniently available on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Armstrong University coursework 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 more than 150 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.

    • 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).

    • Global Learning Centers   

      We offer a wide variety of industry-specific learning opportunities through our Global Learning Centers. Armstrong has state-of-the-art Learning Centers in: Three Rivers, Michigan (USA); Liege, Belgium; Beijing, China; Nagoya, Japan; and soon in Guadalajara, Mexico. Many of Armstrong’s representatives throughout the world operate their own learning centers. Armstrong locations in India, Korea and other parts of the world have portable demonstration capabilities that allow us to bring the seminar to you.


    • Pharmaceutical Industry Package  

      This package includes over 40 online courses to help you: Increase production, yield and sustainability; provide safety and skill development for your utility personnel; and learn how monitoring, measuring and auditing your systems can save time, money and energy for your company.

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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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    • Direct and Indirect Steam Heating   

      This course covers: the difference between a direct steam injection heating system and an indirect steam heating system; contributing factors to overall system efficiency; safety considerations for direct and indirect steam heating systems; and factors that influence steam quality.

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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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    • Heat Exchangers  

      Learn to identify: types of heat exchangers, typical heat exchanger applications, typical heat exchanger optimizations, and best practices for heat exchanger installation.

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    • Heat Exchangers for Domestic and Process Water   

      During this course, we discuss: types of heat exchangers for domestic and process hot water, typical heat exchanger applications and optimizations, and best practices for heat exchanger installation.

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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 Basics  

      Learn the basics about steam, including what steam is, how steam energy is used, and how to identify steam's many properties.

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    • Steam Quality-Update  

      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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    • 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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    • College of Humidification  

      A variety of courses designed to help you gain a more thorough understanding of the typical HVAC equipment.

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    • Fundamentals of Humidification  

      Find out about: the importance of humidification; problems associated with low humidity; how to determine humidity requirements; how psychrometrics are used in humidification design, and different methods of humidification—isothermal and adiabatic.

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    • HVAC Controls - Humidity and Temperature  

      This course covers: HVAC humidity and temperature sensor technologies, various methods for humidity control in central systems, and best practices for installation and accurate humidity control.

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