The steam distribution is the bridge between the steam produced and the place to be used. The place of production can be places where a boiler room or heat and electrical energy is produced jointly and even with high heat recovery.
Regardless of the steam produced, the steam must be delivered to the correct amount, quality and at the right pressure. This is carried out with the help of transport pipes.
The steam produced in the steam boiler can be transferred to the installation or interrupted by a control valve. This pipe is opened for the first time during commissioning and starts to pass through the pipes and steam fixtures used for the steam distribution at high temperature and pressure. Since the temperature difference between steam and pipeline is at the highest level, maximum condensation water will occur in the installation until the system enters the regime. Over time, the system will enter the regime, the temperature difference between the steam and the installation and thus the condensation will be minimized. However, the temperature difference between the steam and the installation will never be zero. This means that there will always be a condensation inside the pipe. Extraction of the condensate from the designated collection points is vital for both installation and installation luminaires.
When we went to the other end of the installation, the steam reached the end user (steam-powered machines, heat exchangers, etc.). The steam used here condenses, leaving its temperature on the process that needs to be processed and converted into water at the same temperature.
This cycle becomes continuous. It is necessary to fill the feed water with the softening water coming from the circulating condensate and the water, the feed of this feed water, the heating and vaporization of the water together with the fuel of the burner should be finally distributed.
There is an important point to note. It is the recovery and use of water condensed on processed products and devices. This hot water is a valuable resource. It should not be considered as waste water. It does not need to be reheated and metered, it can be reused as feed water and will save energy.