SG iron and steam valves

SG iron is a material which is used for valves and other fitting on many steam systems. So what is SG iron? Steammain explains: SG iron is specified as being suitable for use i [...]

Posted on 16 Jan 2015

Why Steam section updated

Just to let you know, we have done some updates to the Why Steam section. This now covers more steam application than before. We have also uploaded new drawings and images, as we [...]

Posted on 16 Jan 2015

Bread and steam

Did you know that steam is used extensively in commercial bakeries to produce bread? Steam is critical to the proving stage of bread production, as well as ensuring that there is [...]

Posted on 08 Jan 2015

Steam injection and the Dutch Schoonebeek oil field

The oil price is a regular news item, so we thought we would write an article on steam and an enhanced oil recovery plant. Few people think of the Netherlands as oil country, h [...]

Posted on 18 Dec 2014

Steam metering theory

Steam is a valuable medium and it is wise to measure its usage, data which can then be used to target plant improvement areas, or for monitoring efficiency. A statement by Lord [...]

Posted on 18 Dec 2014

Desert concentrated solar power, a vision for the future

Following on from our last article on concentrating solar thermal power plants, this article will look at the impact that these plants could have in the future. To generate [...]

Posted on 12 Dec 2014

Calculators on

Have you tried the calculators on our site? You can avoid the pain of traditional longhand engineering calculations; just plug the numbers in and out comes the answer. Why not gi [...]

Posted on 12 Dec 2014

Fix steam leaks and save ?????????s

Steam is a valuable medium and any leaks should be dealt with properly and quickly. Live steam leaks are a significant and highly visible waste of energy, as well as being [...]

Posted on 05 Dec 2014

ESOS, new energy legislation

ESOS, launched on 26th June 2014 by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is in response to the upcoming implementation of Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Dir [...]

Posted on 29 Nov 2014

Post jobs for free on

It is free to place jobs adverts in the jobs section of If you want to post a job, all you need to do is register and you can post your ad. If your job hunting we [...]

Posted on 29 Nov 2014

F35C Joint strike fighter completes 100 steam catapult launches

The carrier variant of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II combat aircraft has completed more than 100 steam catapult launches and arrested landings during its first two weeks [...]

Posted on 24 Nov 2014

Solar thermal power plants and steam

Steam is used extensively in the power industry to produce electricity. High pressure steam is used to turn a steam turbine at thousands of revolutions per minute, which is conne [...]

Posted on 21 Nov 2014

Post adverts for free on

You will be pleased to hear that it is free to place adverts in the classifieds section of From new or used pieces of engineering plant, to all different types of [...]

Posted on 14 Nov 2014

Minimize TDS boiler blowdown, save energy

To protect a steam boiler, and produce the correct quality of steam, the water quality in the boiler must be maintained. Even when a good and correct water treatment plant and re [...]

Posted on 08 Nov 2014

Steam infusion, game changer for the food industry?

Steam infusion is a unique cooking process that is revolutionising the production of soups, sauces, condensed milk, and ready meals. The process allows food products to be heat [...]

Posted on 06 Nov 2014

Feedwater economisers and saving energy

An economiser on a steam boiler is a sure way to fuel and therefore cost savings, as well as C02 reductions. In this article we look at what an economizer is and installing on st [...]

Posted on 05 Nov 2014

Superheated steam, an introduction

Superheated steam, sounds like something out of science fiction. In actual fact it’s not. Superheated steam is formed by the further heating of saturated steam. It is there [...]

Posted on 28 Oct 2014

A city shaped by steam

The largest urban steam system in the world. More than 100 miles of steam piping serving nearly 2,000 buildings. The New York steam system..

Posted on 28 Oct 2014

5 tips for steam system efficiency

Steam system comes in all different sizes and layouts. However they are almost without exception, facing rising fuel prices and the need to reduce CO2 emissions. To aid this we h [...]

Posted on 22 Oct 2014

Justifying steam energy saving projects

Justifying steam energy saving projects: In a world where sustainability, is the language that Steam Engineers must talk to ensure that their projects happen, they must also pr [...]

Posted on 20 Oct 2014

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