SATURATED STEAM BOILERS
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Indeck is a world leader in industrial watertube boiler manufacturing and distribution. Indeck’s steam boiler systems are available in saturated and superheat steam conditions. Our saturated steam boilers provide reliable steam to industrial facilities and large commercial campuses in over 50 countries worldwide.
If your project requires a saturated steam boiler, call Indeck at 847-541-8300.
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What is Saturated Steam?
The saturation point is the point where liquid water and steam are the same temperature. When steam drops below the saturation point (through heat loss), it condenses back to a liquid, and when more heat is added, the water returns back to a vapor. One of the unique properties of saturated steam is that the water –regardless of the state – holds the same temperature throughout.
Steam in this cycle of condensation and evaporation is known as saturated steam.
Saturated Steam can usually be found in heat transfer applications or applications where heat is needed; the goal for power production is heat and not pressure. Because of saturated steam’s high latent heat capacity, it is a very effective mode of heat transfer.
- Universities and Colleges
- District Heating
- Pulp and Paper
- Food Processing
Did You Know?
WATER DOESN’T ALWAYS BOIL AT 212 F/ 100 C.
Although temperature plays a large role in waters state change from liquid to gas, it is not the only variable at play to make water boil.
Various factors such as atmospheric pressure and water purity contribute to achieving a state change. Technically, the state shift from liquid water into water vapor is achieved when so much energy has been added to the system that the water molecules cannot stay together long enough to maintain liquid state.
Saturated Steam Pros & Cons
Because of saturated steam’s high latent heat capacity, it is a very effective mode of heat transfer. Saturated steam generation is a very cost-effective way to produce heat.
The biggest drawback of saturated steam is its high condensation rate, relative to its superheat counterpart, which can cause damage to equipment overtime if not properly maintained/monitored.
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