December 4, 2017

No. 44 – Steam Thermocompressor Systems

1. THERMOCOMPRESSOR A thermocompressor is a device that uses high-pressure steam as a motive force to entrain a lower-pressure steam and discharges the mixture at an intermediate steam pressure. Applying the device correctly into the steam and condensate system can save the plant a tremendous amount of energy and reduce emissions. The technology has been used for many years in several industries. Today, with the cost of fuel rising and the immediate need not to vent the system to the atmosphere, steam plants are reviewing the operation and application of steam thermocompressor technology to recover low-pressure steam that is not required for use in the process plant. Many industrial plants are looking at the different steam thermocompressing applications to improve the steam system balance.

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