Chemical manufacturers are major users of steam for cleaning, drying, fermentation, steam stripping, and chemical recovery. Steaming-in-place (SIP) is a widely used method for in-line sterilization of vessels, valves, process lines, and filter assemblies. Steam is created in a boiler where heat transforms water under pressure into steam.
Boiler drum level control is critical for safe and efficient steam generation. Drum level control maintains level at constant steam load. Too low a level may expose boiler tubes, which will overheat and sustain damage. Too high a level may interfere with separating moisture from steam, which reduces boiler efficiency and carries moisture into the process.