Intelligent use of steam as a by-product
Process steam is a commonly used industrial term for steam that is used directly in an industrial process. In this context, use is often limited to providing heat for cooking, evaporation or distillation processes, for example. It is also used as a heat source in drying processes or to provide heat for endothermic reactions in the chemical industry.
Process steam as a heat carrier
The provision of heat for industrial processes is an essential task for guaranteeing the creation of economic value. This often differs significantly from space heating due to the specific requirements of the individual processes.
The main characteristic of process steam is that, in contrast to liquid heat sources such as water or thermal oil, most of the energy is contained in the enthalpy (thermodynamic potential) of evaporation. The sensible heat content, on the other hand, can be neglected.