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September 7, 2018

No. 54 – Venting Steam

Venting Steam: The Largest Energy Loss in Steam Systems

1.      OVERVIEW

Figure 1. Example of Steam Plant Operation: No Steam Venting
With today’s competitive international market, all plants need to reduce operating costs, and lowering energy consumption can have a positive impact on the bottom line. A plant’s steam and condensate systems cannot afford to vent any utility steam, blowthrough steam, or flash steam to the atmosphere. An additional benefit of not venting steam is a significant reduction in emissions in the boiler operation.

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