Thermal engineering is a central area of engineering that deals with the generation, transfer, storage and use of heat and steam. It plays an important role in various branches of industry and technical applications.
One important aspect of heat engineering is steam generation. In this process, water is converted into steam by adding thermal energy. This takes place in steam generators or boilers in which the water is heated to achieve the desired steam pressure and temperature.
Steam generation is used in many branches of industry, such as in power plants to generate electricity, in the chemical industry for various processes, in the food industry for sterilization and in the supply of process heat in industrial plants.
The efficient transfer of heat and steam plays a crucial role in heating technology. Various heat exchangers are used here, which make it possible to transfer heat from one medium to another without the media mixing. This can take the form of steam condensers, evaporators or pipe systems.