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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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...

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future of concentrated solar power plants

future of concentrated solar power plants

Following on from our last article on concentrating solar thermal power plants, this article will look at the impact that these plants could have in the future. To generate efficient electricity on a large scale the solar radiation from the sun needs to be...

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steam calculators

steam calculators

Have you tried the calculators on our site? You can avoid the pain of traditional longhand engineering calculations; just plug the numbers in and out comes the answer. Why not give our calculators section a try! It allows you to save time when designing or modifying a...

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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...

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ESOS energy savings opportunity scheme

ESOS energy savings opportunity scheme

ESOS, launched on 26th June 2014 by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is in response to the upcoming implementation of Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. So what is ESOS? It stands for energy saving opportunity scheme. It requires all...

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solar thermal power plant and steam

solar thermal power plant and steam

Steam is used extensively in the power industry to produce electricity. High pressure steam is used to turn a steam turbine at thousands of revolutions per minute, which is connected to an electrical generator. This electrical generator then generates electricity...

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Minimize Boiler Blowdown, save energy

Minimize Boiler Blowdown, save energy

To protect a steam boiler, and produce the correct quality of steam, the water quality in the boiler must be maintained. Even when a good and correct water treatment plant and regime is used there will still be a requirement to blow impurities out of the boiler. If we...

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