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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 exchanger consists of a number of ‘plates&rsq [...]

Posted on 29 Aug 2014


BG01 ‘Safe Operation of Steam Boiler Plant’ is a guidance document issued in the UK by the CEA and SAfed, and endorsed by HSE to replace the guidance documents PM5 and PSG2. It was released in October 2011. Any ind [...]

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 worldwide. The usual building construction mode being [...]

Posted on 05 Aug 2014

Cardboard and Steam

The humble cardboard box is something which is often overlooked and taken for granted, however it is an important part of our everyday lives. From the high tech electrical goods which come packed in stout cardboard boxes to prot [...]

Posted on 10 Jun 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, heat exchangers, and large impressive bits of plant take up the limelight. However [...]

Posted on 10 Jun 2014

Pressure reducing station - more than just a valve

There are good reasons to reduce steam pressure on a saturated steam system. This is done by using a pressure reducing valve. To ensure that this valve works correctly, can be maintained, and there is some form of safety back up [...]

Posted on 10 Jun 2014

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