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What are the efficiencies of steam compressors that are available?

  1. Jun 4, 2016 #1
    For some purpose, I need a steam compressor that can compress sub atmospheric level steam to atmospheric and above. I want to know what's the efficiency of an average steam compressor available in market. I have got some replies from a few steam compressor manufacturers, but the system they are offering have efficiency less than 10%. Do other steam compressors are inefficient to that level in reality?
     
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  3. Jun 4, 2016 #2

    Nidum

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    Please tell us what this project is all about and what your level of technical knowledge is .
     
  4. Jun 4, 2016 #3
    This is about vacuum evaporation of water in an Evaporator and discharge that steam to keep the pressure level inside same. I can't say no more than that at this time. I want to know what are the efficiencies of compressors used in such system.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2016 #4

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  6. Jun 5, 2016 #5
    Does that make this irrelevant?
     
  7. Jun 6, 2016 #6

    Nidum

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    Yes .
     
  8. Jun 6, 2016 #7
    That's your own opinion.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2016 #8

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  10. Jun 6, 2016 #9
    Well, everything said in this page is about gas compression, steam compression is different. Actually, I am looking for the info for a project of my own. It's about compressing very low pressure steam upto atmospheric level and above. I have found just two quotes so far and the efficiency I have found is below 10%. Now, I am sure that they don't have any idea about low pressure steam compression and are making mistakes.
     
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