Direct Steam Injection
Liquid Heating Systems
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.
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.
Unlimited turndown both in process flow rates and heat load.
Pick's unique variable orifice injector automatically maintains a minimum differential between the steam and water pressures. This eliminates harmful vibration and steam hammer.
The Pick Direct Steam Injection Heater operates at a low noise level, normally below 85 dB(A)…far superior to venturi-type heaters.
Pressure drop does not exceed 1 PSI under design flow rates.
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.
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.
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.