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Author Topic: Steam pressure vs. efficiency  (Read 4690 times)

Offline SKieling

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Steam pressure vs. efficiency
« on: September 21, 2012, 09:48:46 AM »
I was wondering if anyone was using 30 to 50 psi to dry. I was talking to an engineer the other day and he thought a boiler making 100 to 150 psi and kilns running 30 to 40 psi was more energy efficient than 80 to 120 psi in both. Anyone have experiences with this ?

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Re: Steam pressure vs. efficiency
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 09:57:45 AM »
we have a 4 or 500 horsepower, 100 psi, wood-fired boiler.  We have headers at each 'bank' of kilns that reduce the steam pressure to 30 psi.  Works well for us.  17 kilns (million feet capacity).



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