steam accumulator

steam accumulator

This article provides an overview into the subject of steam accumulators; what they are, why they are used, and how they work. A steam accumulator is a pressure vessel which is used to store energy at times of surplus for release at a later time when there is demand...

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prefabricated steam trap station

prefabricated steam trap station

Steam traps are not normally installed just on their own. To aid maintenance and to protect the trap itself they are installed with other items. These will vary depending on the trap application and location. A standard steam trapping set that will cover most mains...

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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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TLV Cospect all in one steam pressure reducing valve

TLV Cospect all in one steam pressure reducing valve

The TLV Cospect valve is an all in one solution to the traditional pressure reducing valve, strainer, separator, and steam trap combination. Built into the single valve is a; strainer, separator, and steam trap, as well as the PRV itself. This makes for a much more...

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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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Engineering P & ID symbols

Engineering P & ID symbols

Need to know what symbols to use for your steam system drawing? In the resource section of steammain.com you will find a list of steam and process symbols. These symbols are useful for constructing engineering P&ID drawings, as well as when doing sketches of future...

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About BG01 and INDG 43

About BG01 and INDG 43

BG01 ‘Safe Operation of Steam Boiler Plant’ is a guidance document issued in the UK by the CEA and SAfed, and endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive. INDG436 ‘Safe Management of Industrial Steam and Hot Water Boilers’ is a guide for owners, managers and...

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correct steam trap installation

correct steam trap installation

Steam traps are an important and often overlooked part of a steam system. They should always be installed correctly to ensure that they operate in the manner that they were designed to do. A large percentage of steam traps fail to work correctly due to incorrect...

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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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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...

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