What is a Desuperheater? How It Works?
Desuperheaters are crucial components used in the thermal management of heat power generation sources to industrial uses in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
When gas is used for heating or other heat transfer or in industrial processes, it is most efficient when saturated. It is a device that lowers the temperature of superheated gas so that it can be used efficiently for heating or for other industrial use. This gas temperature minimization is also called as attemperation, is performed by the desuperheater water heater (a device that injects a prescribed amount of water into a gas flow stream).
The general purpose, of this device is to provide effective and continuous heat transfer between gas and water. And a highly effective desuperheater application and design ensures that costly problems to be avoided, including general wear of downstream piping and equipment, long startup and shutdown times, and reduced process efficiency.
Desuperheater Working Principle/ Function:
The primary function of a desuperheater water heater is to minimize the temperature of superheated gas and other vapors. This temperature reduction is achieved by the process vapor being brought into direct contact with a liquid such as water. The injected water is then evaporated.
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Desuperheaters are important components used in the management of superheated gas power generation sources to industrial uses of gas. This mechanism of desuperheating the refrigerant represents the vast majority of desuperheating applications. In water spray desuperheater, superheated refrigerant is passed a section of pipe fitted with one or more spray nozzles. These nozzles inject a small amount fine spray of cooling water onto the superheated refrigerant, which causes the water to be converted into gas, hence reducing the quantity of superheat.
Benefits of Desuperheater?
Desuperheater can be actuated by electric, pneumatic or hydraulic actuators.