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Understanding the Different Names and Terminology for SteamMany different terms are used to describe steam in various applications. This inconsistency can result in improper reporting and work order errors.
Category: Steam Boilers
This paper will address utility steam applications. Any steam application outside of utility steam should follow company policies and regulations of any governing agency or organization. 1. Utility Steam (Live Steam, Plant Steam): Utility steam is sometimes called “live steam” or “plant steam.” It is steam produced from the boiler operation using softened water, reverse osmosis, or water otherwise treated for the boiler.Utility steam makes up the majority of the steam consumed by industrial process applications. Utility steam is a dry and invisible fluid that contains both sensible and latent energy, which can be provided to the process as saturated or superheated steam. Read more
Keywords: Steam Boilers, Utility Boilers