Direct Injection Steam Heater

The Komax Direct Injection Steam Heaters are made per specification in sizes from 2” to 24”. They are used to directly inject saturated steam in order to heat and maintain water like products to/at a certain temperature, dependent of the process requirement, using the Komax patented Equalizer® Mixing module which is composed of six mixing chambers equal in diameter.

Category:

Industries

  • Food & Beverage
  • Chemical
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Power Generation
  • Oil Sands / Mineral mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Plastics
  • Biofuel

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • water
  • co2
  • tomato paste
  • CIP
  • chemical
  • white liquor
  • steam
  • distillers mash
  • soybean meal solids
  • green liquor
  • steam
  • 4% pulp stock
  • bitumen froth and steam
  • saturated steam

End Connections & Available Custom Options

Flanged Ends: Flanged End connections are available for all pipe steam heaters, sizes from 2” to 24”. They allow an easy mounting of the heater directly in the line of the product to be heated.

Threaded Ends: Komax Systems offers male and/or female NPT/BSPT end connections.

Weld Prep Ends: For custom configuration, the heater can also be provided with weld prep end connections.

*All static mixers are custom made; end connection type can be made per customer’s request/needs.

Materials & Sizing

Diameter: 2″ – 24″

Standard Metals: Stainless Steel

Exotic Metals: Titanium Inline, Titanium Grade 2, Duplex 22, Hastelloy, C276, 600 Alloy, SA335 P11

Pipe Schedule: Schedule 10-40

Equalizer Mixing Module –

The Komax Equalizer® Mixing Module consists of six mixing chambers installed with Komax’ helical mixing elements that allow contacting of the steam and product to be heated (i.e. water). These elements will then divide and recombine the process flow to form multiple impingent blending zones that produce high turbulence and small steam bubble sizes for a more uniform temperature output with no vibration, no water hammer, and no excessive noise.

Direct Injection Steam Heater Sizing Table:

Line Size Port Size* Equalizer Size Overall Length Shipping Wt. LBS
L1** L2** L3** 150# 300# 600#
1 1/2″ 0.5″-0.75″ 1 1/2″ 8″ 4 5 15
2″ 1″ 2″ 12″ 4 5 19 20 26
3″ 1 1/2″ 3″ 14″ 5 6 35 33 49
4″ 2″ 4″ 17″ 6 7 53 60 94
6″ 2″, 3″ 6″ 20″ 8 9 96 109 187
8″ 4″ 8″ 24″ 8 12 174 187 293
10″ 4″ 10″ 30″ 10 15 298 352 482
12″ 6″ 12″ 32″ 10 17 400 440 610
14″ 6″ 14″ 37″ 10 19 650 828 991
16″ 8″ 16″ 42″ 10 27 900 1112 1449
*Port sizes are estimated. Sizes may change based on steam demand requirement or customer requirement
** Lengths are estimated. Lengths may change based on connection type, customer requirement, or steam demand requirement.

Downloadable Information:

Direct Injection Steam Heaters Brochure