Recovery of Flash SteamCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Cross Cutting Technology|
|Energy Savings Potential||
Depending on the pressures involved, the flash steam contains approximately 10% to 40% of the energy content of the original condensate.
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential|
The economics of heat recovery projects are most favorable when the waste steam heat content is high and the flow is continuous. Average payback time for this measure is around 9 months.
Recovery of Flash Steam Publications
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) energy guide, Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry, discusses energy efficiency practices and technologies that can be implemented in iron and steel manufacturing plants. This guide provides current real world examples of iron and steel plants saving energy and reducing cost and carbon dioxide emissions.