Superheater

A superheater is a device used to convert saturated steam or wet steam into dry steam used in steam engines or in processes, such as steam reforming. There are three types of superheaters namely: radiant, convection, and separately fired. A superheater can vary in size from a few tens of feet to several hundred feet (a few metres or some hundred metres).

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Superheater - Advantages and Disadvantages
... The main advantages of using a superheater are reduced fuel and water consumption but there is a price to pay in increased maintenance costs ... In most cases the benefits outweighed the costs and superheaters were widely used ... locomotives were rarely fitted with superheaters ...
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Combustion Engineering - History - Merger
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