Saturated steam is produced when water is heated to the boiling point and then vaporized with additional heat. If this steam is then further heated above the saturation point it becomes super-heated steam. Saturated steam occurs when steam and water are in equilibrium. Over 80% of industrial steam uses saturated steam for various processes.
Accurately monitor the efficiency and performance of steam flow to turbines and boilers in the power industry and sterilization in the Bio-Pharmaceutical industry. The steam turbines that are essential for the generation of electricity in thermal electric power plants and the sterilization process which generally carry out at temperatures between 121 °C (250 °F) and 134 °C (273 °F).
Saturated steam is an excellent heat source, particularly at temperatures of 100°C (212°F) and higher, and has following advantages:
An important consideration when choosing a flow meter to measure saturated steam is the pressure as the pressure goes up so does the temperature which affects that affect the accuracy and materials of construction.
Flow meters are constructed with SST bellows, ethylene propylene (EPR) seals, aluminum housing with glass dial crystal available up to 120 psig (8.4 kg.cm2) maximum pressure 350 °F (177°C) maximum temperature. Available in 1/4" to 8" pipe and flow ranges from 40 lbs/hr to 60000 lbs/hr the housing assembly is mounted below the pipeline unless a vertical orientation is selected.