The direct in-line injection of steam into water-compatible products has been a common industry practice for over 100 years. Direct Injection Steam Heaters are used in a variety of industrial processes and applications. The steam heater offers lower energy and improved temperature requirements compared to previous solutions. Therefore, plants are converting the old technology for the Direct Injection Steam Heaters. Here is a look into steam heaters and a revolutionary solution that Komax has designed.
A Look Into Direct Injection Steam Heaters
Direct Injection Steam Heaters are constructed to handle various flow rates and provide hot fluids at the right temperature. They are a cost-effective solution for heating liquids and water by injecting steam into the liquid. For many manufacturing plants, they find that steam heaters are a good alternative to heat exchangers, as they use less energy.
The saving of energy is a huge plus for municipalities as it reduces overhead and helps improve the bottom line. The savings help the environment as well as the production time and quality.
Types of Direct Injection Steam Heaters
There are several types of steam heaters that can be used based on the applications. These include:
- Tank spargers
- Inline spargers
- Mixing tees
- Steam Injection Heaters
There are many industries that benefit from the Direct Injection Steam Heater.
- Food and Beverage
- Oil and Gas
- Oil Sands/Mineral mining
- Power Generation
- Pulp and Paper
How The Direct Injection Steam Heater Improves Your Plant
The Direct Injection Steam Heater allows for the direct mixing of fluid and steam. Direct heating uses steam heat energy by adding steam directly to the process liquid. Because of the way the steam heater works, it saves up to 25% of the energy needed in the application process. The steam heater allows for more precise and instantaneous temperature control compared to other options.
Even heating distribution is a major advantage to the steam heater. With even temperature, it is a huge reason that the food and beverage industry has found success in applications. The other benefit is that the method has a fast response time, making it easier to speed up production.
Komax Sets the Standards
Komax has been leading the way in creating solutions for a variety of plants in many industries. The Komax Direct Injection Steam Heater not only improves quality and saves energy, but it has a revolutionary patented Equalizer Mixing module.
The Equalizer mixing module has six mixing chambers that have a helical mixing elements that allows contacting of steam and heat. The mixing elements split and recombine the process flow to form several impingent blending zones. It produces high turbulence and small steam bubbles for a more uniform temperature output, with no vibration, no water hammer, and no excessive noise. Thus, with no moving parts, the Komax solution is maintenance-free.
If you are unsure about what solution will help your plant the best in efficiency and effectiveness, Komax can help. The Komax engineers have specifically created customized solutions to help plants. Contact them today.