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April 15, 2020

No. 64: Installation Guidelines -Steam Heat Transfer

Twelve primary factors affect the performance, longevity, and ongoing maintenance requirements for steam heat-transfer components. Generally, a steam component should be evaluated in terms of a 10-year operational life cycle. The proper selection of a component first requires a full understanding of the operational characteristics of the system where the steam component will function. The plant should conduct a thorough review of the steam system’s operating parameters, reliability requirements, and documentation. Failing to understand the total context of the application commonly results in improperly sized and misapplied steam heat-transfer components.

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