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Heat loss from steam pipes generates condensate which must be drained from the system.
The diagram and table below can be used to indicate condensate generated due to heat loss in insulated steam pipes.
The table is based on a surrounding temperature of 20 oC and 80% insulation efficiency compared with uninsulated pipes.
At a surrounding temperature -20 oC approximately 50% condensate load should be added.
- Steam and condensate pipes - heat loss uninsulated and insulated pipes, insulation thickness and more.
- Steam & condensate systems- properties, capacities, pipe sizing, systems configuration and more.
- Huge amounts of condensate are generated when cold steam pipes are heated up must be drained from the pipes.
- When cold steam pipes are heated up they generate huge amounts of condensate that must be drained away from the pipe through steam traps - in Imperial Units.
- Friction or major resistance in condensate pipe lines.
- Flow and pressure loss in condensate return lines - SI Units.
- Calculate flash steam generation in condensate pipe lines.
- High temperatures and danger of impeller cavitation is the major challenge for condensate pumping in steam systems.
- Heat loss from steam pipes generates condensate which must be drained from the system - imperial units.
- Tags and label colors used for mechanical, plumbing and piping systems.
- Maximum capacities for condensate pipe lines in kW steam consumption.
- Max. capacities (lb/hour) in gravity condensate return lines.
- Properly draining steam pipes for condensate.
- Sizing of steam pipe lines - major and minor loss in steam distribution systems.
- Steam trap selection guide - Float & Thermostatic, Inverted Bucket, Bimetal Thermostatic, Impulse and Thermodynamic Disc steam traps.
- Selection of steam traps and their safety factors.
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