Steam power washing is beneficial in terms of power consumption and decreased runoff. These improved performance and significant savings with steam wash is used in plenty of scenarios.
Common steam wash applications
Cleaning of –
- Drive trains
- More other equipment needing maintenance work
Thawing of frozen –
- Piping system
- And more for processing plants, street & highway departments, pipelines, etc.
Removing of chewing gum from –
- Stadium & more
Degassing tanks before welding or maintenance works at –
Preparing surface for painting by removing –
- Similar kind of lubricants and stains
Degreasing in manufacturing operations of –
In food processing plants to eliminate –
- Substance from equipment and surfaces
In restoration projects to clean surfaces of –
How steam cleaning works?
The cleaning machine can be designed to produce high pressure hot water and steam but both cleaning process differ. In steaming process the hot water spray nozzle needs to be near the surface to be washed. Higher temperature and velocity the more quick cleaning action.
Water or steam temperature drops rapidly as distance between to-be-washed surface increases. In steam cleaner, water is heated at 320֯ F at low pressure and compressed to 250 psi, before nozzle discharge. At this temperature water remains liquid.
Volume of water at 320֯ F is 0.01756 cubic ft. / lb. but the moment it turns into steam around 212֯ F volume escalates to 26.78 cubic ft. / lb. this means, when water turns into steam, its volume expands 1,517 times.
Steam cleaning nozzle has expansion zone, which directs steam energy to small area instead of dissipating in every directions. Steam cleaner generates 42.5% runoff water in comparison to hot water pressure gun.
Less water consumption, less overflow and less waste means low operating cost.