An introduction to steam generation and distribution

Trevithick was the first to successfully use high-pressure steam (then known as "strong" steam). Until ca. 1800, the weakness of existing boilers coupled with the influence of James Watt had generally restricted steam boilers to very low pressures or "weak" steam.

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This steam trap is therefore acting mostly as a "steam cooler" wasting steam from the Steam Main. Note the nice insulation job however; this is probably keeping the problem from being much worse. Condensate should always be drained from the BOTTOM of the steam line in low sections of pipe and at changes in direction, such as a 90 Degree turn.

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Outlet connection of the LP superheater piping. Connection shall terminate at a 50 foot elevation as shown on the General Arrangement Drawings. Inlet steam connection from the LP kettle boiler (Supplied by Others). Connection shall terminate 10 feet below the LP steam drum. Boiler Feed Pump Outlet connection to the HP & IP pump suction piping.

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