Heating can be the most expensive and energy demanding part of any process. Superheating has served as an effective way to reduce this demand by transporting liquid from a boiler to its point of use without losing heat to condensation and cooling. Superheating is the act of heating a liquid past its boiling point under such pressure that it remains a liquid. This can be applied to many different areas of production because it helps streamline manufacturing.
Superheated liquid is a bit more high maintenance, however, because it needs to be removed from its state of superheat in order to integrate nicely into the system it is entering. As the steam gives up its heat to the surrounding liquid, desuperheating it allows for a controlled and predictable condensation. Just because this process is more intricate does not mean its application is harder. In fact, with a Komax desuperheater, utilizing this technology is energy efficient, predictable, and super easy.
How it works: A low-pressure water injector sprays water upstream into the incoming steam. The flow of the superheated steam reverses the water input in a cone shape way like the top of a fountain. The steam and water then pass through a Komax mixing element and combine the two equally to reach the desired temperature while being integrated into the main system.
Why Komax is the best: The patented Equilizer Mixing Element incorporates three stages of mixing in order to quickly produce the highest level of integration of the heated steam and the main flow. Komax’s static technology means maintenance is never an issue, there is no vibration from the mixing, and it requires significantly less pipe length for the entire process to complete. At Komax we want to bring the best technology to everyone because it fosters progress everywhere.