Does reducing pressure make the steam dry? – From the Spirax Sarco Blog

Article written by on 11/05/2021 – Read the Original Article


In this case, the request refers to a reduction in saturated steam pressure from 20 to 1 bar for a drying battery. Let’s say right away that in theory the answer is yes but we specify that there are many practical cases in which, after a pressure reduction, saturated steam can be obtained instead of superheated and the case raised by our reader is precisely one of these. Let’s start making some clarifications to be clear and satisfy a wider audience of users who have sent us similar requests.

In production processes or which involve heat exchanges and thermoregulations, superheated steam is not advantageous, it is always advisable to use dry saturated steam. Let’s see what it means and why …


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