Steam screw expander, the video

Following on from our previous article on the steam expander (steam screw expander, not a steam turbine) please find below a video on the technology (external source).

Posted on 20 Oct 2014

Steam helps clean up sand oil extraction

Oil sand is a type of sand permeated with natural bitumen, a type of petroleum which has the consistency of butter. The oil can be separated from the sand and then heated so that [...]

Posted on 14 Oct 2014

Jargon busting dictionary for steam

The jargon buster gives simple explanations to words and terms used in steam engineering. From Absolute humidity to Zoning, and lots in between! Have you thought of something t [...]

Posted on 14 Oct 2014

Museums and steam humidification

When you visit a Museum, you will probably marvel at the exhibits, not realising that at the same time steam is playing a key role in keeping the exhibits in prime condition. [...]

Posted on 10 Oct 2014

What is a steam system?

A steam and condensate system can be looked upon as a loop or cycle. There are several stages and pieces of equipment that make up this loop. Below is the overview of a typical l [...]

Posted on 06 Oct 2014

Turbinia and the steam turbine

Known as the ‘North Sea Greyhound’, the Turbinia was a revolutionary ship designed and built by Charles Parsons in conjunction with Brown and Hood, a firm of experien [...]

Posted on 03 Oct 2014

Steammain links

In the links section there are links to lots of different companies associated with steam. From steam boiler manufacturers, to steam trap makers. Have we missed a company? W [...]

Posted on 01 Oct 2014

Parsons, the steam turbine inventor

Today it is estimated that approximately 80 percent of the world’s electricity is generated by steam turbines turning their attached generators. Without steam turbines the [...]

Posted on 01 Oct 2014

New York city and steam

The “Big Apple,” New York City, where does one start when describing this place! Home of so many landmarks , Statute of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan, to name b [...]

Posted on 29 Sep 2014

Waterhammer in a steam system

Have you ever heard a loud bang or hammer-like sound when near a steam system? When water hammer occurs, a momentary and very abrupt pressure change takes place inside the piping [...]

Posted on 19 Sep 2014

Steam car in pictures

Following on from our previous article on the world record holding steam car please find below a collection of pictures and videos of the car. At time of writing the car is on di [...]

Posted on 16 Sep 2014

Why recover condensate?

Steam is generated and used to heat a medium or to drive a mechanical piece of equipment like a steam turbine. To heat a medium the steam gives up its energy by exchanging the he [...]

Posted on 12 Sep 2014

Steam screw expander, not a steam turbine..

Steam turbines work by converting the energy of high pressure steam into mechanical energy to turn an electrical generator or other piece of equipment. Steam turbines are general [...]

Posted on 07 Sep 2014

Supercritical solar world record and steam

In May 2014 a world first was achieved by CSIRO, which has used solar energy to generate ‘supercritical’ steam, at the highest temperatures ever achieved outside of f [...]

Posted on 29 Aug 2014

Plate heat exchangers and steam

Steam is used in many applications as a primary heating medium, typically to heat water. An increasingly common way of doing this is to use a plate heat exchanger. A plate heat e [...]

Posted on 15 Aug 2014

Soaking up the sun to generate steam

There are many research projects around the globe which are looking at new ways to harness the energy of the sun to generate steam. One example of this is at the Massachusetts [...]

Posted on 13 Aug 2014

BG01, do you comply?

BG01 ‘Safe Operation of Steam Boiler Plant’ is a new guidance document issued in the UK by the CEA and SAfed, and endorsed by the HSE to replace the guidance do [...]

Posted on 13 Aug 2014

Aerated concrete building blocks, and steam

Aerated concrete blocks, are very popular in the building industry. Most new homes built in the United Kingdom use them in their construction and they are used extensively wor [...]

Posted on 05 Aug 2014

Solar, Google, and steam

Solar, google, and steam are three words which you may not associate together. Well you may wish to think again. The largest solar thermal power plant in the world, part owned by [...]

Posted on 05 Aug 2014

Steam trapping stations, more than just a steam trap

The humble steam trap. A vital but often overlooked part of a steam system. It is easy for steam traps to be forgotten about when steam boilers, steam turbines, heat exchangers, [...]

Posted on 05 Aug 2014

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