Steam tables

Steam tables

These are tables that allow steam designers and users to look up data on the properties of steam. This allows calculations to be made to ensure the best use of steam, and to help in identifying and diagnosing problems. The tables themselves are a collection of data on...
Steam traps and trapping

Steam traps and trapping

What is a steam trap? Very simply it’s a valve that operates automatically to allow condensate, air or other gases to be discharged from a steam system, whilst also ensuring that steam stays ‘trapped’ in the steam system itself. A steam trap, and steam trapping is an...
Paris district steam system

Paris district steam system

Paris the capital of France is served by a large district heating system using steam, in fact the system contains 450 km of steam pipework. Paris is an important centre of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts. In 2014 Paris received 22.4 million visitors,...
Hospital steam use

Hospital steam use

There are many hospitals which use steam, as it is a vital part of allowing hospitals to function and treat patients. Steam permits high energy densities and enables large amounts of energy to be moved around easily. Steam is used for many applications in hospitals,...
Palm oil and steam

Palm oil and steam

Palm oil is used for food products, detergents, cosmetics and increasingly biofuel. Example products include; shampoo, ice cream, margarine, and lipstick, which all contain palm oil. The list of products that rely on the unique properties of palm oil is long, with one...
Waste, steam, district heating, and Nottingham

Waste, steam, district heating, and Nottingham

There are many towns and cities around the world that use district heating, and many of these district heating systems also use steam. For an example of this in the UK we chose Nottingham, where domestic and commercial waste is used for both electricity and heat....