Steam Consumption for some Typical Steam Heated Consumers

Steam consumption rates for typical steam heated consumers in industries like bakeries, breweries, paper factories etc.

This table can be used for estimating the steam consumption in the preliminary design of steam applications. Remember always check the manufacturing specifications before final design.

Industry Application Operating Pressure Consumption production Consumption maximum
psig bar lb/h kg/h lb/h kg/h
Bakeries Dough room trough, 8 ft long 10 1 5 2
Proof Boxes, 500 cu ft capacity 10 1 10 5
Ovens 0 0
White bread, 120 sq ft surface 10 1 30 14
Rye bread, 10 sq ft surface 10 1 60 27
Breweries Bottle washing, normal size 100 bottles/min 5 0.3 300 136
Candy and Chocolate Candy cooking, 30 gal cooker, 1 hour 70 5 45 20
Chocolate melting, jacketed, 24 inch diameter 70 5 30 14
Candy kettle per sq ft of jacket 70 5 0 60 27
Creameries and Dairies Milk quarts per 100 cases per hr 5 0.3 60 27
Creamery cans 3 per min 50 3 300 136
Pasteurizer per 100 gal heated 20 min 50 3 250 113
Hospitals tills per 100 gal distilled water 50 3 100 45
Sterilizers bed pan 50 3 5 2
Sterilizers instruments per 100 cu inch 50 3 5 2
Sterilizers water per 10 gal 50 3 5 2
Disinfecting ovens 100 cu ft, per 10 cu ft 50 3 25 11
Laundry Vacuum stills per 10 gal 100 7 15 7
Spotting board 100 7 30 14
Jacket, dress finisher 100 7 50 23
Steam Irons 100 7 5 2
Flat iron worker, 48'' * 120'' 100 7 300 136
Plastic Molding 12 to 15 sq ft platen surface 125 9 30 14
Paper Production Corrugators per 1000 sq ft 175 12 30 14
Wood pulp paper per 10 lb paper 50 3 400 181
Restaurants Dishwasher 20 1 70 32
Standard steam tables per ft length 20 1 40 18
Bain Marie per ft length 30 '' wide 20 1 15 7
Oyster steamers 20 1 15 7
Clam and lobster steamer 20 1 30 14
Steam jacket kettle 10 gal 20 1 15 7 100 45
Steam jacket kettle 60 gal 20 1 60 27 200 91
Plate and dish warmers per 100 sq ft 20 1 60 27
Warming ovens per 20 cu ft 20 1 30 14
Vegetable steamer 20 1 30 14
Potato Steamer 20 1 30 14
Tire Shops Truck molds 100 7 90 41
Passenger molds 100 7 30 14

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