Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is believed by many to be the energy source of the future. Whether it is gas or steam applications, the use of a desuperheater is a requirement. In addition to enabling the production of energy desuperheaters can reduce overhead for plants. Here is a look at the LNG industry and the role of the desuperheater.
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas in a highly cooled state to convert it into liquid. The cooled state allows for ease of storage and shipping of this natural gas.
The desuperheater design is for taking the vapor into direct contact with liquids, as it must cool the superheated gasses for transportation and storage. LNG is the best way to move gas when natural pipelines are not available between stations.
The desuperheater has the ability to precisely control the temperature and pressure of steam. This is why industrial plants like food and beverage processing, pulp and paper, plastics, textiles, and power generation have them installed.
The applications that they serve best in are saturated steam, superheated steam, regenerate, propane vapor, and liquid.
Desuperheaters are the leading technology when it comes to energy conversion. The design is specifically to enable liquid injection into a superheated gas stream. LNG desuperheaters are an essential piece of equipment for liquefaction. As a result, they get better accuracy in temperature control and eliminate thermal fatigue in the pipes.
Within power generation is the need for predictable condensation, and the LNG Desuperheater can provide it.
The Komax Desuperheater is a progressive design that has become a sought after piece of equipment within the LNG industry. The difference in the Komax design is that it has six fixed mixing elements and the patented Equalizer Mixing Module. When the superheated steam goes into the module, it blends with the injected cooling product. The steam then goes to separation and mixing by the components in each of the six holes.
Because the cooling happens almost immediately as it exits the mixing module, there is no need for extensive pipe lengths. The desuperheaters are compact in size and have ease of installation in plants. With no noise or vibrations while in use, it makes them very efficient in a plant setting. The desuperheater has no moving parts, so maintenance is not an issue as the low-pressure nozzle’s design is for long-term use.
With outstanding results, they seek the Komax brand out to use within the power generation industry. Desuperheaters combined with gas and liquid contactors and/or gas mixers create solutions to a number of problems within industrial plants.
Contact Komax today to discuss how their gas or steam desuperheaters will give your plant efficiency in production while being a cost-effective solution. The Komax engineers can customize all the equipment to your plant’s specific requirements.