Superheating – the word practically defines itself. It’s taking water and heating it to the point where it becomes steam. However, desuperheating water refers to the process of returning the steam to a liquid state. You may be saying to yourself that this sounds a lot like simple condensation. In a sense, that’s the basic concept, but desuperheating is much more complex than that.
How Do They Work?
Desuperheating units are most often used with air conditioners. This may seem counterintuitive at first since air conditioners produce cold air; however, when an air conditioner is running, a great deal of excess heat is produced that then has to be shunted out of the house. This is why the fan of the air conditioning unit outside your house blows out hot air. However, instead of just dispersing that hot air outside, a desuperheating unit can convert that hot air into hot water that can then be used in the home or office.
Where Would They Be Used?
In the home, desuperheating units can be used to create free hot water when air conditioning units or heat pumps are in use. This is often impractical for people unless they live in a place where they use cooling units year round. However, large plants will use desuperheating units frequently. In order to ensure that steam moves where it needs to go, it must be superheated. In order to ensure that it condenses in a predictable location to prevent corrosion or damage to other areas, desuperheating the steam is very effective.
How Does Static Mixing Factor Into It?
Komax’s Desuperheating Mixer has six fixed mixing elements that complete the three-stage contacting process. This is efficient, safe, and cost effective for large scale operations. Cooling occurs almost instantly as it enters the mixing module. Using these mixers, your desuperheating process will be running flawlessly.