Steam Basics Part 1: Understanding Steam and Steam Heat Exchangers

Steam Basics Part 1: Understanding Steam and Steam Heat Exchangers

Steam heating systems are a bit of a mystery for many engineers and contractors. Much of the “old school” knowledge on steam heat exchangers retired years ago. With the limited number of new steam systems being installed today, this subject is rarely covered with any detail. Most healthcare facilities and some industrial facilities use ...

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Humidification Basics Part 14: Steam Humidifier Distribution Panels for Short Absorption

Humidification Basics Part 14: Steam Humidifier Distribution Panels for Short Absorption


Last week, we reviewed different types of steam humidifier distribution methods, which are inexpensive but have longer absorption distances. Many HVAC installations require very short or non-wetting absorption distances. Humidifier distribution panels provide solutions to this requirement. This week we'll review the options for...
 

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Humidification Basics Part 12: Humidification Specification and Steam Absorption Distance

Humidification Basics Part 12:  Humidification Specification and Steam Absorption Distance

The best way to make sure you have designed your humidification system to have sufficient absorption distance is to use sizing and selection software. By entering in a few values, including the entering and leaving air conditions, you not only get equipment options, but also...

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