The Advantages of Pick Direct Steam Injection

Photo of Pick Heater Steam Injection TubeEnergy Efficient

When compared to Tank Steam Sparging or Indirect Shell and Tube or Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers, Pick Direct Steam Injection Heaters can cut fuel costs dramatically – up to 28% – because 100% of the available energy from the steam is absorbed by the liquid.


Exceptional Temperature Control

Accurate temperature control throughout the entire operating range conserves energy and assures product quality. The Pick Direct Steam Injection Heater adapts quickly to load changes and can maintain precise temperature control to within 1°C.


Wide Operating Range

Unlimited turndown both in process flow rates and heat load.


No Steam Hammer

Pick's unique variable orifice injector automatically maintains a minimum differential between the steam and water pressures. This eliminates harmful vibration and steam hammer.


Low Noise Level

The Pick Direct Steam Injection Heater operates at a low noise level, normally below 85 dB(A)…far superior to venturi-type heaters.


Low Liquid Pressure Drop

Pressure drop does not exceed 1 PSI under design flow rates.


Complete Mixing in Heater Body

With Pick Direct Steam Injection Heaters, there is no need for straight run discharge piping after the heater as required by venturi-type heaters.



Pick Heaters deliver an unlimited supply of hot water on demand, thus eliminating the need for large storage tanks.


Compact Design

When compared to conventional heat exchangers, Pick Direct Steam Injection Heaters take up only a fraction of the space. No matter what your plant size or floor space constraints, there's always room for a Pick Heater.


Low Maintenance Cost

The Pick Heater has one moving part, which can be inspected quickly and easily.  Replacement parts are low cost as compared to expensive internal trim in venturi-type heaters and heat exchanger tube bundles or gasketed plates.



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