Steam Heaters & Jet Steam Spargers
Heating Liquids External to and Inside a Tank - ELMRIDGE Liqui-Jet Line-Type Heaters & Gas-Jet Steam Spargers
Heating Liquids External to a Tank (In-Line)
LMRIDGE Liqui-Jet Line-Type Heaters are a highly efficient and economical means of heating small to large volumes of liquids 'in-line.' The liquid to be heated is accelerated through a specially designed narrow-angle full-cone converging nozzle where it emerges at high velocity as a multitude of liquid droplets. These liquid droplets provide a considerably larger surface area upon which steam can condense than a solid stream of liquid of equal volume flowrate would provide. Steam is introduced into the liquid flow through the annular orifice formed by the outside of the liquid nozzle and the inlet to the diffuser section of the heater. Note that steam hammer is much less likely to occur in a heater of this style. 'TLH Series' Liqui-Jet Line-Type Heaters do not require that steam pressure be higher than liquid pressure; in fact, designs are available that will draw steam at vacuum. Standard materials of construction are Bronze/Brass, Cast Iron/Steel, and 316L Stainless Steel. Other materials are available upon request. Threaded or Flanged Connections are standard.
Heating Liquids Inside a Tank (Sparging Steam)
ELMRIDGE 'SE Series' Gas-Jet Steam Spargers are 'in-tank' direct contact heating devices used for directly injecting steam into vented process vessels. The venturi design of these Steam Spargers provides superior injection performance due to the capability of the Sparger to aggressively circulate tank contents, reducing or eliminating thermal gradients. 'SE Series' Gas-Jet Steam Spargers are also extremely thermally efficient as the heat content of the incoming steam is completely transferred to the tank contents. Standard materials of construction are Iron, 316 Stainless Steel, and Alloy 20. Other materials are available upon request. Threaded, Flanged, or Socket Weld Connections (except Cast Iron).