Steam thermocompressor

Steam thermocompressor

Steam is the common source of heat in many process industries. There is a financial cost associated with the generation of this steam, so it is therefore imperative that its use is optimized as much as possible. One way on large industrial plants which often vent...
SG Iron and steam valves

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 in steam system to PN40. In the USA SG iron is referred to as “semi-steel”. SG iron is an...
steam meter theory

steam meter 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 Kelvin illustrates this perfectly: When you can measure what you are speaking about, you...
steam leaks

steam leaks

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 a possible health and safety risk. A steam leak results in the loss of both latent and sensible...
Waterhammer from steam

Waterhammer from steam

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. This impact can severely jar piping, piping supports, equipment, damage gaskets, and...
steam pressure reducing station

steam pressure reducing station

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, the valve will almost certainly form...