Desuperheating, sometimes called attemperation or steam conditioning, is the reduction of gas temperature.
Schutte & Koerting Company has provided desuperheaters for over 70 years. Desuperheating, sometimes called attemperation or steam conditioning, is the reduction of gas temperature. Its most common application is the reduction of temperature in a steam line through the direct contact and evaporation of water.
Principal of Operation
Most incorporate the venturi design which uses the velocity of the steam to atomize the cooling water. In addition, ejector atomizing, attemperator, surface absorption and mechanical atomizing designs are available. In most types, water pressure required is the same as the steam line pressure.
- Efficient, evaporated cooling water adds to steam load
- Various types, configurations and sizes
- No moving parts
- No special supports
- No thermal liner required (except for emergency dump application)
- Pulp and Paper
Desuperheaters are found in many other industries as well. Essentially, they can be used in any plant location where steam is present.
Schutte & Koerting, 2233 State Road, Bensalem, PA 19020. Tel: 215-639-0900; Fax: 215-639-1597.