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Steam Distribution Systems

Introduction

A steam distribution system transports steam or hot water from a boiler to the various pieces of end-use equipment throughout a plant. Distribution heat losses can be from 5 to 15 percent of the total energy generated in a boiler system, and, consequently, should be regularly reviewed as part of your plant's overall steam system efficiency efforts. A thorough operations and maintenance program can reduce these losses and save fuel and money.

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