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Steam audits

Steam Audit

Reduce the energy losses of your your steam generators and condensate plants to an absolute minimum

Fully understanding that energy and process efficiency are among the cornerstones of a successful and profitable plant operation, KLINGER has developed an efficiency-increasing service in the form of steam audits.

In the course of such a steam audit, steam energy losses are quantified by examining leak points, and are subsequently compiled in a CMS database with detailed leak source information. A prioritized action list subsequently ensures that effective maintenance responses can be initiated.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

  • What is steam?
    Basically, steam is a liquid in a gaseous phase. When liquids are heated up to their boiling point, they undergo a phase change from liquid to vapor. Vapor particles rise from the liquid and form superheated steam. As soon as the steam leaves the boiler and enters the piping, it immediately turns back into liquid, which is called condensate.

  • What are the different types of steam?
    There are following types of steam in your day to day operations:
    Saturated Steam: When liquids are heated above their boiling point and additional heat is added, steam becomes saturated steam. Saturated steam exists at a temperature and pressure where steam and water can coexist. Saturated steam has a better heat transfer coefficient.
    Superheated Steam: Superheated steam is produced by further heating saturated steam beyond its saturation point. Superheated steam has a higher temperature and lower density than saturated steam. Superheated steam has a lower heat transfer coefficient than saturated steam.
    Flash Steam: Flash steam is generated from hot condensate when there is a pressure drop. When high pressure condensate is exposed to a low pressure steam source, a certain percentage of condensate will flash to steam at lower pressure.

  • What is a steam table?
    A steam table provides thermodynamic data on the characteristics of water and steam. It shows the saturation temperature, the enthalpy and the specific volume from steam pressure. A graphical representation of the steam table is the Mollier Diagram.

  • How can steam systems be monitored?
    Steam audits help compare current operational performance to the ideal scenario. After the steam audit, comprehensive, detailed reports are provided on how your steam system is currently performing. The steam audit is accompanied by technical expertise to improve and maintain your plant and replace the faulty equipment or accessories.

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