Komax Systems’ components are skilled in the art of industrial persuasion. This is not by sleight of hand, but instead achieved through their ability to alter naturally occurring environments within production lines for heating and mixing.
This intelligent design is vastly different from other options that use brute force to achieve similar outputs such as with mechanical mixers and steam spargers. This difference is a good thing not only for cost of production, but for quality of product as well.
Traditional high-energy processes like steam spargers and steam desuperheaters increase input temperature with significant waste while Komax’s Equalizing Mixing Module needs virtually no additional energy than is already existent within the system. This is done with careful engineering prowess that focuses on allowing steam to do its job without force.
The Komax desuperheater is a prime example of allowing natural forces to replace previously highly wasteful methods. Superheating steam is an effective way to transport heat from a boiler to a system because it reduces temperature drop during transport. At the point of use, however, this superheated steam needs to be turned back to regular steam. While regular desuperheaters accomplish this with energy transference, Komax uses upstream injection of superheated steam so there is a gentle transition to regular steam bubbles.
This upstream injection is the heart of the Komax Equalizer module. Superheated steam mixes with the liquid environment and they are pushed through a mixing unit to fully integrate tiny bubbles of steam throughout the pipe volume. The subtlety of this injection nozzle is combined with Komax’s tendency to use gently curving pipes instead of harsh angles, a practice that further conserves existing momentum.
Komax steam injectors and desuperheaters are like a gentle ballet whereas other options for steam injection are harsh, mosh pits. When accuracy and efficiency are at the forefront of production, it’s clear which dance is better.