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live steam

[′līv ′stēm]
(mechanical engineering)
Steam that is being delivered directly from a boiler under full pressure.

live steam

Steam that has not as yet given up any of its energy and has not yet condensed, e.g., steam emerging from a boiler.
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In particular, for heat-electric generation plants of Ukraine and CIS countries temperature of live steam 540--550 [degrees]C is characteristic as before, while developed countries transfer their heat power stations at working temperatures 625-650 [degrees]C.
The heat sources can then be used for evaporation in order to minimize fresh live steam use if the evaporation plant is redesigned (Algehed et al.
Other important consequences include an increased live steam demand for evaporation and a decreased load in the recovery boiler.
The group, who employ 140 people in the UK, said their Live Steam model train and historic racing car ranges had strengthened their market position and attracted new customers.
Please note that the competition will be tough last month, XCOR presented the contest as a challenge to a gathering of scale model live steam enthusiasts.
Heavy oil is so viscous that it cannot be pumped out of the ground unless live steam is first injected into the oil field to make the oil thin enough to extract via normal pumping methods.
As the guest of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society, Stulla, 89, was taken on a trip on a live steam engine around Traveltown and signed autographs for children, and those who remembered him from the 1950s television show ``Cartoon Express.
The company makes live steam systems for heating, cooking, injection and sanitation for food and other industries.
One of the four pits installed within a 5-week period required the combination of Efficiency's Slide Rail & Shore-Trak shoring systems since an 8 1/2- foot by 8 1/2-foot live steam tunnel ran diagonally through one corner of the excavation.
The application of newly-developed nickel-based super-alloys should enable live steam temperatures to be raised to 700 C, compared with just under 600 C at the best plants currently in service.
Tests of inductors immediately after startup have shown that the environment within the inductor is saturated with live steam for an extended period.
Typically, double mechanical seals with a hot condensate or live steam purge are used in these applications.