Test Your Knowledge: Top 3 Industrial Users of Steam
Which industries are the top 3 users of steam? 1.Chemical Processing 2.Mining 3.Petroleum Production and Refining 4.Power Generation 5.Pulp and Paper 6.Textile The answer is… 1, 4 and 5 Chemical Processing – Within the chemical processing industry, steam is applied to a wide array of different applications including: Automation, Dilution, Fractionation, Quenching, Mechanical Drive, and Stripping. Power Generation – The power generation industry is heavily reliant on steam power, with the exception of renewable sources. The use of steam condensate reduces water sourcing costs and lessens the environmental impact of power plants. Pulp and Paper – Pulp and paper mills require tremendous amounts of water and steam, making the industry the largest steam user aside from power generation. Steam is used in a variety of pulp cooking processes.