Most equipment functions best in ideal conditions, which are usually defined as cool, dry areas with good ventilation. This prevents corrosion, wear-and-tear, and overheating. Unfortunately, the world is not an ideal place. There are many times that equipment can’t be used in ideal circumstances. In industry, sometimes production requires intense pressures, high heat, or moisture in order to create the product. In the production of steam, all of these factors are in play. The chances of damage occurring go much higher, and any kind of damage can lead to a shutdown. As any business owner can tell you, a shutdown starts costing the company money almost immediately, so fewer shutdowns is always desirable. Komax’s direct steam injection technology can prevent shutdowns and increase your peace of mind.
How Direct Steam Injection Works
Steam injection is a much more efficient process when compared to old technology such as heat exchangers. Steam injection refers to any process that mixes the steam directly with the process fluid. This process is 100% efficient because of the use of latent and sensible heat. There are a variety of steam injection technologies available, and Komax has the variety to meet whatever needs your company may have.
Avoiding Shutdown Costs
Steam heating is much more reliable than traditional heating methods because of the direct approach. With far less mass being heated at any one time, there’s much less than can go wrong. It’s much easier to control the temperature with such a precise input point, so there’s much less risk of overheating. Furthermore, direct injection cuts down tremendously on space requirements and noise levels on the production line. Less cleaning also requires less maintenance and less risk to worker safety. No matter how you look at it, direct steam injection is the most cost effective way to go.