Control Engineering Services for
Steam Raising and Boilers




The safe and efficient running of steam raising boilers and other steam equipment requires good control, particularly in the case where steam demand is varying. Understanding the effects of control under varying operational conditions is complex and difficult, and drives the need to test solutions in high fidelity dynamic models.

ISC has modelled many different types of steam system to provide exploration of control and operation.

ISC also run an annual Process Control Academy training event, details of which can be found here.

Our clients include GSK, EDF, and Scottish and Southern Energy.


We provide standard, industry specific and bespoke courses on a range of fundamental and advanced control engineering topics.

News and Events

  • Training Course: Optimisation and Model Predictive Control for Linear Systems, 20th & 21st November 2018, Glasgow

Industry-Specific Training

We can adapt individual courses to suit your company's industry/business. (Examples)

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Improving CHP Steam Pressure

A detailed dynamic model of a CHP plant was built and used to investigate how steam pressure could be improved though modified control strategies. The study showed improved stability and a potential increase in power output.

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Steam Condensate Plant Trips

To investigate the possibility of trips in the steam condensate plant a high fidelity dynamic model was developed and used to identify where additional sensing would be beneficial.