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# Steam - Condensate Pipe Lines - Capacities (kW)

## Maximum capacities for condensate pipe lines in kW steam consumption.

The table below can be used to determine the sizes of a condensate pipe line where the heat consumption in kW is known.

Steam - Condensate Pipe Lines - Capacities
Nominal pipe sizeSteam Consumption (kW)
Wet mainDry main with gradientVented Pipes
inmm1 in 200 ft1 in 600 ftVertical
1/2 15 30 10 6 10 12
3/4 20 70 30 18 30 47
1 25 120 50 34 50 94
1 1/4 32 300 120 80 120 211
1 1/2 40 420 176 117 176 293
2 50 760 350 225 350 530
2 1/2 65 1900 800 510 800 1200
3 80 2700 1200 740 1200 1870
• 1 in = 25.4 mm
• 1 ft = 0.3048 m

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