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Generation of a Uniform Flow of Steam from Steam Generators

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000075559D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gaier, CE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A steam generator is shown that produces a uniform flow of steam with a high-purity glazed heater sheath. The uniform flow of steam is generated from the steam generator flask 8 by a number of tubes 10 closed off at the top 12 and open ended at the bottom 14. The number of tubes is directly proportional to the steam flow desired and the physical dimensions. It has been observed that the water temperature in the generator flask increases above 100 degrees C, without the formation of steam bubbles emanating from the heater sheath 16. However, when a tube closed off on one end is inserted into the upper heated water, open end first, vigorous boiling takes place and the water temperature decreases. This indicates that the water is superheated and the insertion of the tube, open on one end, upsets this condition.

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Generation of a Uniform Flow of Steam from Steam Generators

A steam generator is shown that produces a uniform flow of steam with a high-purity glazed heater sheath. The uniform flow of steam is generated from the steam generator flask 8 by a number of tubes 10 closed off at the top 12 and open ended at the bottom 14.

The number of tubes is directly proportional to the steam flow desired and the physical dimensions. It has been observed that the water temperature in the generator flask increases above 100 degrees C, without the formation of steam bubbles emanating from the heater sheath 16. However, when a tube closed off on one end is inserted into the upper heated water, open end first, vigorous boiling takes place and the water temperature decreases. This indicates that the water is superheated and the insertion of the tube, open on one end, upsets this condition. Optimum position of the tubes has been determined to be 1/16 to 3/16 inch from the heater sheath.

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