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Steam and Condensate Pipe Sizing

Sizing of steam and condensate pipe lines - pressure loss, recommended velocity, capacity and more.

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Condensate Pipe Lines - Capacities (kW)

Maximum capacities for condensate pipe lines in kW steam consumption.

Condensate Pipe Lines - Friction Resistance Imperial Units

Friction or major resistance in condensate pipe lines.

Condensate Pipe Lines - Sizing

Flow and pressure loss in condensate return lines - SI Units.

Condensate Pipes - Flash Steam Generated

Calculate flash steam generation in condensate pipe lines.

Feeding Pumps in Steam Systems - Suction Lift Head vs. Temperature

Cavitation of impellers increases with water temperatures.

Flow Coefficient Cv vs. Flow Factor Kv

Comparing flow coefficients Cv to flow factors Kv.

Gravity Return Condensate Pipes - Capacities

Max. capacities (lb/hour) in gravity condensate return lines.

Pipes - Fluid Flow Velocities

Calculate fluid velocity and volume flow in pipes and tubes.

Pipes - Temperature Heating Expansion and Cooling Contraction

Expansion and contraction when cast iron, carbon and carbon molybdenum steel, wrought iron, copper, brass and aluminum pipes are heated or cooled.

Pipes and Tubes - Temperature Expansion

Pipes expands when heated and contracts when cooled and the expansion can be expressed with the expansion equation.

Pipes and Tubes - Water Content

Water content in steel pipes and copper tubes.

Recommended Velocities in Steam Systems

The steam velocity in a steam distribution system should be within certain limits to avoid excessive wear and tear

Saturated Steam - Properties with Imperial Units

Steam table with sensible, latent and total heat, and specific volume at different gauge pressures and temperatures.

Sizing Steam Pipes (kg/h)

Steam is a compressible gas where pipe line mass flow capacity depends on steam pressure.

Sizing Steam Pipes (lb/h)

Steam is a compressible gas where the capacity of a pipe line depends on the size of the pipe and the steam pressure.

Steam Boiler Shells - Stress vs. Boiler Pressure

Calculate the stress in steam boiler shells caused by steam pressure.

Steam Flow Rate vs. Pressure Drop - Schedule 40 Pipe

Flow rate (lb/h) and pressure drop per 100 feet of pipe.

Steam Heating Processes - Load Calculating

Calculating the amount of steam in non-flow batch and continuous flow heating processes.

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Steam Heating Systems - Classifications

Steam systems carries heat through pipes from the boiler to consumers as heat exchangers, process equipment etc.

Steam Heating Systems - Design

An introduction to the basic design of steam heating systems.

Steam Pipes - Online Pressure drop Calculator

Calculate pressure drops in steam distribution pipe lines.

Steam Pipes - Pressure Drop vs. Steam Flow

Steam pipes and pressure drop diagrams - imperial and metric units.

Steam Pipes - Sizing

Sizing of steam pipe lines - major and minor loss in steam distribution systems.

Steam Pipes - Thermal Expansion

Thermal expansion of steam pipes heated from room temperature to operation temperature (mm pr. 100 m pipe).

Steam Traps - Safety Factors

Selection of steam traps and their safety factors.

Steel Pipes - Calculate Thermal Expansion Loops

Calculating and sizing steel pipe thermal expansion loops.

Thermal Expansion of Steam Pipes - inches

Expansion of steam pipes heated from room temperature to operation temperature.

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