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Steam-Boiler Outlet Piping

What is safe and compliant with code?

What is the proper valve arrangement off a high-pressure steam boiler, especially as it relates to safety and code compliance?

To begin, one must understand the thermodynamics involved in the pressurized heating of water. In Table 1, a typical steam table, note that when heat is applied, water temperature rises and, in a sealed pressure vessel, so does the pressure corresponding with that temperature. This is referred to as “saturated pressure,” or the limit of water to re

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