|Absolute Pressure before the condensate trap|
|Percent Flash Steam of Condensate (%)|
|Absolute Pressure after the condensate trap (kN/m2)|
A condensate system is vented to the surroundings and the pressure in the condensate system after the condensate traps is 101.33 kN/m2. The absolute steam pressure before the condensate trap is 1150 kN/m2.
According the table above 16.5% of the condensate will evaporate as flash steam after the trap.
Note! Without any flash recovery system the energy in the flash steam will be lost to the surroundings.
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