1) It is common to vent condensate systems to the atmosphere - where the gauge pressure is 0 bar.
A condensate system is vented to the surroundings and the pressure in the condensate system after the condensate traps is 0 bar gauge. The absolute steam pressure before the condensate trap is 10 bar gauge.
According the table above 16.1% of the condensate evaporates as flash steam after the trap.
Note! Without a flash recovery system the energy in the flash steam will be lost to the surroundings.
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