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November 11, 2020

No. 68: High Steam Quality

HIGH STEAM QUALITY IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE STEAM SYSTEM UNDERSTANDING AND TESTING

1.      WHAT IS STEAM QUALITY?

Steam quality is the proportion of saturated steam (vapor) in a saturated condensate (liquid)/steam (vapor) mixture. A steam quality of 0 indicates 100% liquid (condensate), while a steam quality of 100 indicates 100% steam. One pound of steam with 95% steam and 5% of liquid entrainment has a steam quality of 0.95.

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