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A series of screens, wires, or plates through which steam is passed to remove entrained moisture.

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RETURN-STEAM CONDENSATE

That steam produced by a boiler which returns to the boiler after it has condensed.

LIVE STEAM

Steam which has not performed any of the work for which it was generated.

CLOSED FEED WATER HEATER

An indirect-contact feed water heater. Steam and water are separated by tubes.

PROCESS STEAM

Steam used for industrial purposes other than for producing power.

STEAM SEPARATOR

A device for removing entrained water from steam.

STEAM PURITY

The degree of contamination. Contamination usually expressed in ppm.

DE-AERATING HEATERS

Mechanical device using steam to strip dissolve gases from the boiler feedwater and heating the feedwater.

WET STEAM

Steam containing moisture.

DRY PIPE

A perforated or slotted pipe or box inside the drum and connected to the steam outlet.

MULTI-PORT GOVERNOR VALVE

In large turbines, a valve controls steam flow to groups of nozzles. The number of open valves controls the number of nozzles in use according to the load. A bar-lift or cam arrangement operated by the governor opens and closes these valves in sequence. Such a device is a multi-port valve. Using nozzles at full steam pressure is more efficient than throttling the steam.
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