Are You Venting (Flash) Steam to Atmosphere?
For any given saturated steam or condensate pressure, there can be only the specific values listed in the steam tables for temperature, sensible heat, latent heat, and specific volume.
Condensate at a given pressure, discharged into an area of lower pressure, automatically adjusts the condensate temperature to the saturated conditions and other values at the lower pressure.
This phenomenon is called “flashing” and the resultant steam is called “flash steam”. A specific amount of heat energy is released for each lower pressure condition and the heat energy that is
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