Superheated steam has been an important part of power generation applications, however, recently it has proven to be a viable technology for the food and beverage industry. In order to get superheated steam proficiency within food processing, it requires the technology of desuperheaters. Here is a look at how superheated steam and the desuperheater are helping the industry improve.
Superheated steam can swiftly transfer heat to the substance being processed, resulting in its rapid heating. However, when superheated steam surpasses the saturated temperature, the superheat needs to be brought closer to that of saturation. Superheated steam solves problems that the industry is having with hot water or saturated steam heating. One of the most common problems when using saturated steam or hot water is the water absorption and the disbanding of solid content from foods.
Superheated steam, however, reduces oxidation losses, produces higher quality products, and is better for energy efficiency.
The Food and Beverage Industry often faces reliability issues due to steam-conditioning challenges. They can use desuperheaters within a process system for reducing the temperature and pressure of steam from boilers to a more economical level of operations.
Komax Desuperheaters allows for the use of thinner pipes, lighter flanges, and less expensive materials, making them easier to fit within the system at a better price point for the plant.
Traditional desuperheaters can produce superheated steam. However, the Komax Desuperheater operated with a distinctive approach that gives production plants more control and a more effective outcome. Their desuperheater design is patented with the Equalizer Mixing Module. The Equalizer can shear water or liquid droplets into very minuscule sizes, which can be more effectively absorbed into the steam line. They build this element into every desuperheater designed by Komax.
The module makes for quick and efficient absorption of water into the superheated steam line. The Komax Desuperheater also uses a low-pressure spray nozzle directed upstream of the flow to improve effectiveness. Resulting in the desired outcome in a more efficient way than any other desuperheater on the market today.
Komax is leading the way in technological advancements within the desuperheating and static mixing industry. They are continuously pursuing excellence while creating solutions for the Food and Beverage industry applications.
Their engineering department can create customized solutions to fit your plant’s specific needs. Whether it is a solution for Desuperheaters, Static Mixers, Heat Exchangers or Direct Injection Steam Heaters, they will solve the most intricate mixing and heat transfer challenges facing the market today.