When producing steam, a part of the boiler water is usually carried along in the steam in any steam boiler. Water also arises in the piping due to condensation – also called section condensate. This water entrained by the steam can cause damage in the piping and is often harmful in the steam consumers.
Therefore, good water separation in the steam ("Drying of the steam") often is necessary for durability of the system and quality of the process.
Steam dryer design types
- Baffle plate steam dryers
- Steam hits a plate
- Water is pressed down towards the condensate drain via guide ribs
- The steam flows past the plate following the steam pipe
- Cyclone steam dryer: The water is pressed outwards by circulation and drains downwards - the steam is discharged centrally.