Clean steam types

Clean steam types

Steam is used in many different applications and processes. In most of these cases what is called ‘plant’ is used, which is fit for purpose and very effective. In some cases however steam has to be of a higher purity level. This is generally labelled as ‘clean’ steam....

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Geothermal energy and steam

Geothermal energy and steam

Power from inside the planet is an affordable and sustainable solution to energy needs for many parts of the planet, and steam is a vital part of its generation. Heat from the earth can be used as an energy source in many ways, from large and complex power stations to...

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steam catapult

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 would otherwise take several thousand feet of runway. Steam catapults are also used to...

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Clinical waste and steam

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 these facilities will generate clinical waste which must be disposed of in a safe...

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Toilet paper and steam

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 paper manufacturing machines are very similar to paper machines. However they are smaller in...

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Solar enhanced oil recovery and steam

Solar enhanced oil recovery and steam

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 it is too costly to extract. If the oil is especially thick, the amount left behind can be...

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National portrait gallery and steam humidification

National portrait gallery and steam humidification

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 a steam system. However steam is used for humidification and for heating onsite. Steam is...

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solar cooking in India

solar cooking in India

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 from the Indian government, non-profit organizations and several international organizations...

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bread production and steam

bread production 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 a nice glossy crusty crust on your bread. Steammain looks at the ingredients, the...

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Steam injection and the Dutch Schoonebeek oil field

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, however Schoonebeek was the largest onshore oil field in western Europe when it was...

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