1. Principles of steam generation
Alongside electrical energy, water vapour is an excellent medium for the efficient transport of energy from where it is generated in a boiler system to where it is used – the steam consumer. The aim of the steam consumer is to provide heat for thermal processes indirectly by means of heat exchangers – also known as heat transmitters.
Heat exchangers transfer the heat from the water vapour to the medium to be heated via a partition wall. If necessary, it is also possible to incorporate steam directly into the product to utilise the heat of the steam without using a heat exchanger.