U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
Steam System Assessment Tool Upgrade Now Available!
October 27, 2004
Download the enhanced and improved version of DOE's popular Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT)!
Version 2.0.0 includes several major improvements and corrections to the original SSAT Version 1.0.0.
The U. S. Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) announces the newest version of the popular Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT). The new SSAT Version 2.0.0 is a more powerful tool that allows steam analysts to develop approximate models of real steam systems. Using these models, the SSAT can be applied to quantify the magnitude--in terms of energy, cost, and emissions savings--of key potential steam improvement opportunities. SSAT contains the main features of typical steam systems. If you are an engineer who operates and improves steam systems, SSAT Version 2.0.0 can help you better manage these systems.
SSAT Version 2.0.0 includes several major software improvements and corrections to known problems in the original Version 1.0.0. New features and capabilities include:
- A steam demand savings project that allows you to model the impact of steam process use savings on overall steam savings
- New capabilities to model a user-defined fuel
- A new worksheet to calculate boiler stack losses for the SSAT fuels
- A boiler flash steam recovery project to model directly into the dearator (1-header model only)
- Improvements to steam traps modeling so that trap losses are not included in the specified steam demand.
Download SSAT Version 2.0.0 free of charge from ITP's BestPractices Web site. If you have SSAT Version 1.0.0 installed, we recommend that you perform a complete update to the new version. To install SSAT Version 2.0.0, you simply download the file "SSATv2_Setup.exe" to your computer, double click on the file, and follow the on-screen instructions. Installing SSAT Version 2.0.0 will not erase any software templates you have previously created. Or, you can continue to use Version 1.0.0, but load the new software template files and save them in your existing SSAT "Templates" folder. The SSAT Version 2.0.0 Users Guide is also avaialable for download.
Learn more about this tool and other ITP BestPractices resources, training, and system improvement opportunities on the Web site. You can also contact the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-337-3463 (877-EERE-INF) for assistance and to find out how ITP and BestPractices can help your company improve energy efficiency and the bottom line today!