Steam has to be respected as a game-changer in the world of production. In fact, steam quite literally revolutionized production decades ago, allowing manufacturing to take a giant Industrial Revolution-sized leap forward. Steam is no less important now in the manufacturing world, and harnessing its power, respecting what it can do, can still provide serious benefits in terms of energy, efficiency and budget.
The energy required to complete the manufacturing process is a critical input for production. Finding new and affordable ways to power the process is always a top priority for businesses. Steam solves many issues that brute force, high-energy processes like spargers and desuperheaters tend to experience – once the right technology is in place. Superheating steam is an excellent way to transport heat from a boiler to another system because of the temperature drop during transport. The problem comes when it is time to turn desuperheated steam into regular steam again.
Of course, efficiency comes from how the steam is harnessed. For example, a Komax Equalizing Mixing Module uses the energy already existent within the system and natural forces combined with upstream injection to fully integrate bubbles throughout the pipe. Curved pipes (rather than severe angles) also conserve existing momentum, making the energy footprint of this process dramatically lower than other technologies.
Quite a few industries have need for steam heating. Energy sector production such as oil and gas as well as biofuels and oil sands regularly use steam heating as part of the refining process, while wastewater and sewage treatment wouldn’t be nearly as effective without a steam heater. Even the foods we eat and the paper we write on utilizes a steam heater for maximum effectiveness. Any sort of slurry or sludge is greatly benefited by a quality mixing component and steam heater. Contact Komax to see how we can help you harness the power of steam!