Steam catapult

Thanks to steam and its unique properties, state of the art supersonic jet aircraft, can take off armed and fuelled from the short deck of an aircraft carrier. Something, which w [...]

Posted on 17 Apr 2015

Steam boilers and carryover

Carryover is the generic term that is most commonly used to describe the situation when any solid, liquid or vaporous contaminant leaves a steam boiler and goes into the attached [...]

Posted on 11 Apr 2015

Sugar and steam

Steam is an integral part of the production of sugar, not something people normally think of when they put sugar in their tea or coffee. Sugar can be produced from sugar can [...]

Posted on 03 Apr 2015

Clinical waste and steam

During the course of our lives we will almost certainly use medical and healthcare facilities; examples could include hospitals and dentists. To provide the healthcare services t [...]

Posted on 27 Mar 2015

Steammain feedback

We are always keen to hear from our readers and users on what they think of Steammain. What you like but also anything that we can do to make the site even better. For example [...]

Posted on 27 Mar 2015

FREME and energy saving

Energy saving is always a hot topic and one such system designed to provide savings is the FREME package. First let get the acronym explanation out of the way! FREME stands for F [...]

Posted on 24 Mar 2015

Toilet paper and steam

Following on from our last article on paper, we decided to cover the topic of toilet paper, otherwise known as tissue paper, and how steam is vital to its manufacture. Tissue p [...]

Posted on 19 Mar 2015

Paper and steam

Paper is one of the most commonly used commodities in existence. A huge range of products, from newspapers, books, magazines, to money, and packaging are made from paper. Whilst [...]

Posted on 05 Mar 2015

It was acceptable in the 80s! Steam educational videos

They don’t make steam engineering education videos like this now! This collection from the 80’s and early 90’s, while showing some classic haircuts and fashion [...]

Posted on 05 Mar 2015

Resources on

Have you visited our resources section yet? It is there to help with all things to do with steam engineering. It consists of: Jargon buster. This gives simple expl [...]

Posted on 03 Mar 2015

Steam accumulators

This article provides an overview into the subject of steam accumulators; what they are, why they are used, and how they work. A steam accumulator is a pressure vessel which is [...]

Posted on 28 Feb 2015

Prefabricated steam trap station

Steam traps are not normally installed just on their own. To aid maintenance and to protect the trap itself they are installed with other items. These will vary depending on the [...]

Posted on 22 Feb 2015

Sun, steam and oil recovery

Strange as it might sound, the combination of steam and the sun is being used to help extract oil. Around two-thirds of the oil in an average field remains underground because [...]

Posted on 12 Feb 2015

PRV, strainer, separator, and steam trap all in one..

The TLV Cospect valve is an all in one solution to the traditional pressure reducing valve, strainer, separator, and steam trap combination. Built into the single valve is a; str [...]

Posted on 08 Feb 2015

Portraits and steam

The National Portrait Gallery in London holds over 1000 portrait pictures. Situated in central London, just off Trafalgar Square it is not a place that you would think would have [...]

Posted on 03 Feb 2015

Steam system symbols

Need to know what symbols to use for your steam system drawing? In the resource section of you will find a list of steam and process symbols. These symbols are us [...]

Posted on 31 Jan 2015

BG01 and INDG43

BG01 ‘Safe Operation of Steam Boiler Plant’ is a guidance document issued in the UK by the CEA and SAfed, and endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive. INDG436 [...]

Posted on 30 Jan 2015

Forums on

Have you visited our forums section yet? These forums allow for the discussion and sharing of knowledge on everything steam and engineering related. Got a question? Why not post [...]

Posted on 30 Jan 2015

Correct steam trap installation

Steam traps are an important and often overlooked part of a steam system. They should always be installed correctly to ensure that they operate in the manner that they were desig [...]

Posted on 29 Jan 2015

Solar cooking, India, and steam

While India is well-known for delicious food, a less well known fact is that solar cooking using steam is growing in India. Solar cooking in India has received steady support fro [...]

Posted on 19 Jan 2015

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