Because a steam-jet ejector will operate with worn parts, operators sometimes delay the inconvenience and expense of replacing worn parts by increasing steam pressure to the ejector.
To accomplish this, the steam-jet ejector will only be dismantled and reassembled a single time.
Steam-jet ejector manufacturers are always available to advise on troubleshooting as well as system operation.
It is important to realize that the steam-jet ejector is the most forgiving device in the process industry.
A steam-jet ejector will continue to operate with worn parts, though not as efficiently.
Steam-jet ejectors offer a simple and reliable means for producing a vacuum.
In general, the melt (in the ladle or some other vessel) is placed in an evacuated chamber connected to a vacuum pump, or a ladle filled with molten steel is subjected to a lower pressure by a degassing chamber positioned above it and typically using steam-jet ejectors
. Such techniques are only suited to small-scale processes and equipment, and the use of vacuum is usually too exotic to consider.