For many years, steam has been chosen as an energy carrier for manufacturing processes in industry and utilities for its benefits. Here's why.
Water is a readily available resource, it is inexpensive and can be reused with no waste. When water is heated in a boiler to create steam, it absorbs energy. Steam can hold five or six times as much potential energy as an equivalent mass of water. This energy can easily be transported and used for manufacturing process where direct or indirect heating is needed.
Water converted to steam for is energy carrying power. It is non-hazardous and environmentally friendly.
The energy in steam can be managed by controlling the pressure and temperature. With the right steam equipment, you can easily manage and control the amount of energy you need for your processes.
Steam provides excellent heat transfer. It can surround or be injected into the product being heated. It can supply and fill any space at a constant temperature. The heat transfer properties of steam are so high, the required heat transfer area needed is relatively small. This means less space needed in your steam plant which makes it is easier to install.
Steam is also sterile making it ideal for manufacturing process in the food and pharmaceutical industries as well as sterilisation in hospitals.