A desuperheater is a device that is used to remove superheated steam from a system. This can be done by either cooling the steam with water or by using a mechanical means to remove the heat. Desuperheaters are used in many industries, including power generation, process heating, and refrigeration.
There are two main types of desuperheaters: direct-contact and indirect-contact. Direct-contact desuperheaters use water to cool the steam, while indirect-contact desuperheaters use a secondary fluid (such as air or oil) to transfer heat away from the steam.
Desuperheaters are an important part of many systems because they allow for better control over the process. By removing the superheated steam, the desuperheater can prevent damage to equipment and improve the efficiency of the system.
Advantages of Desuperheaters
Superheated steam has many advantages when used in applications. One of the most important features is that it prevents heat from traveling away and becoming lost, which would be a major loss for any power plant or industrial process requiring significant amounts per day; this leads us nicely into our next point…
One great benefit about using super-heated waters instead during turbines’ operation time periods where we’re trying to limit energy consumption (and costs) due both environmental concerns as well economic considerations-is how much less expensively costly such operations become with these advancements!
-Using desuperheaters allows for a reduction in operating costs.
-Superheated steam can be used to improve the efficiency of the system.
-Desuperheaters can prevent damage to equipment.
-Direct-contact desuperheaters can be used to cool the steam.
-Indirect-contact desuperheaters can be used to transfer heat away from the steam.
Komax Systems, Inc Desuperheater
The Komax Desuperheater utilizes a different style of cooling compared to conventional desuperheaters on the market. Using a low-pressure spray nozzle rather than a high-pressure nozzle, we are able to inject a cone of cooling water (or cooling fluid) upstream to begin the cooling process. Steam then interacts with the cooling water, forcing it downstream and through our patented Equalizer™ mixing module. The water is then violently mixed with the steam, cooling the steam to the desired temperature.
The Equalizer™ is outfitted with six mixing chambers, each of which with their own helical mixing element. These mixing chambers create an ideal environment for the water to be absorbed by the steam. As the mixing element forces the water particles to break up more fine in order for the steam to absorb, the six mixing chambers are combined at the outlet of the Equalizer™ and recombined into the stream with a uniform temperature profile.
Komax Systems, Inc. has been providing high-quality desuperheaters for over 40 years. Our desuperheaters are used in a variety of industries, including power generation, process heating, and refrigeration. We offer both direct-contact and indirect-contact desuperheaters, depending on your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our desuperheaters and how they can benefit your system.