December 2000


Improve condensate recovery systems

Using these fundamental design guidelines, plant engineers can improve the operation and reliability of steam distribution systems

In the hydrocarbon processing industry, steam is the most commonly used heat-transfer medium. It holds a dominant role in processing plants. Consequently, users would believe that the engineering and operating of steam and condensate systems are well established, and these units function without problems. Yet, reality is vastly different. When examining the root cause for poor operation, the common factor is misapplication or no adherence to fundamental design rules concerning steam and condensate systems. The following guidelines point out common design mistakes and the corrective action to improve steam distribution operation and reliability. For the steam distribution, as

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