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STEAM DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

Steam Distribution Systems
  • Wasted energy reduced by up to 85%
  • Investment payback with energy savings in appx. 15 months
  • Prevents condensate ejection
  • 100% stainless steel construction (reduces maintenance)
Steam Distribution Systems
  • Absorption distance of less than 3 feet (1 meter)
  • Stainless steel manifold welded or collapsible
  • Custom built for any size duct
  • Vertical distribution span for maximizing surface area
Steam Distribution Systems
  • Prevent condensation in air ducts
  • Absorption distance of less than 5 feet (1.5 meter)
  • Stainless steel tube with inserted steam brass nozzles
Steam Distribution Systems
  • Prevent condensation in air ducts
  • Absorption distance of less than 5 feet (1.5 meter)
  • 2 rows, 90⁰ configuration of the steam nozzles
    to reduce length of manifold
Steam Distribution Systems
  • Ideal solution where there is no duct system
  • Quiet steam distribution
  • Powered and controlled by the humidifier
  • Air pressure switch included
  • X-StreamTM

    High Efficiency Insulated
    Steam Distributor
  • Multi-Steam

    Very Short
    Absorption Distance
  • S.A.M.

    Short
    Absorption Distance
  • S.A.M.E2

    Very Short
    Absorption Distance
  • SDU

    Space
    Distribution Unit
X-Streamtm | High Efficiency Insulated Steam Distributor

Overview

Steam Ejection Eyelet
  • Silicone rubber rated at 450°F (232°C)
  • Internal slope returns generated condensate
    to the steam dispersion channel.
  • Patent-pending technology
Channels
  • Double wall 304 stainless steel
    (24 gauge)
  • Encapsulated Armacell
    UT/Solaflextm foam insulation
    (1/4" on the side and 1/2" on the top)
Header
  • Double wall 304 stainless steel (18 gauge)
  • Encapsulated Armacell UT/Solaflextm
    foam insulation 3/8"
  • Available patent-pending re-evaporator
    (Multi-SteamTM HDR)
Custom Design
  • Use our Humidisoft web application to have your steam
    distributor custom built to your exact specifications.
  • Dispersion channels can be factory or field
    assembled to the header.
Steam
Flow
Back to
Channel
Condensate
Accumulation
Levels

Benefits

  • Wasted energy is reduced by up to 85%. This includes steam supply consumption and wasted condensate generated by heat transfer from hot channel to air stream.
  • X-Stream technology’s energy savings will pay back the difference invested in approximately 15 months. Payback varies depending on several factors, such as application, site, energy costs and other system design variables. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you calculate your payback.
  • Prevents condensate ejection on start up and during any modulating humidity demand.
  • 100% stainless steel construction (reduces maintenance)

Channel and Header

  • Double wall 304 stainless steel with encapsulated Armacell UT/Solaflex™ foam insulation.
    • Channels: 24 gauge steel with insulation of 1/4" on the side and 1/2" on the top
    • Header: 18 gauge steel with insulation of 3/8"
  • Internal design ensures that insulation avoids contact with airflow and with saturated steam.
  • Outer shells are welded in place to fully cover the insulation and protect it from wear and tear.
  • Continuous seam weld to prevent any steam leak.
  • Dispersion channels can be factory or field assembled to the header.
  • Welded bottom plate, gasket and 4 screws for leak-proof mounting of each channel on the header.
  • Channels are equally spaced over the length of the header for a better steam distribution across the width of the duct or air handler.
  • Header’s internal distribution tube spans the length of the header to supply steam equally to all steam dispersion channels.

Steam Ejector Eyelets (Patent Pending)

  • Silicone rubber rated at 450°F (232°C)
  • Internal slope returns condensate generated within the eyelet to the steam dispersion channel.
  • Steam ejection point located away from the steam dispersion grid’s external sheath.
  • Eyelets are mounted on both sides of the channels to evenly distribute steam perpendicular to the airflow.
  • Rows of eyelets on opposite channels are mounted staggered to prevent face to face steam injection of adjacent channels.

Standards

  • ASTM E84 which is a flame spread and smoke development index rating
  • UL181 test requirement for mold growth
  • ASTM G21 test requirements for fungi resistance
  • ASTM G22 test requirements for bacterial resistance

Compatibility

This unique technology is compatible with the following Neptronic humidifier series for atmospheric and low pressure steam applications, and when humidifying with the HVAC system in cooling mode.

  • SK300/SKE: Resistive Steam Humidifiers
  • SKG: Gas Fired Humidifiers
  • SKS: Steam to Steam Humidifiers
  • SKD: Direct Steam Injection Humidifiers

The Multi-Steam is a special distribution grid system used in critical locations in air handling systems, particularly where absorption distances are short, or where low duct air temperatures are present.

Steam Distribution Systems

The Multi-Steam consists of a number of vertical stainless steel steam dispension tubes connected to a horizontal stainless steel header which can be custom built for any duct size. The vertical distributors span the duct section taking advantage of the area for a more efficient diffusion of steam into the air stream.

Both the header and vertical steam distributors are constructed from stainless steel. Steam is emitted into the air stream through brass nozzles. The nozzles extend into the interior of the steam distributor, preventing condensed droplets from being sprayed into the dict. Only dry steam is forced, underpressure, through the nozzles and into the air stream.

S.A.M. consists of a stainless steel tube with inserted steam brass nozzles which collect dry steam from the center of the tube. The fuction of the nozzles is to prevent condensation from escaping to the duct. The accumulated condensation is channeled through the inclined steam dispersion tube, back to the humidifier or the steam trap.

Steam Distribution Systems

The S.A.M. E2 dispersion manifolds with 2 rows, 90⁰ configuration of the steam nozzles, allows significant reduction of the total length of the manifold for smaller duct size applications. The function of the nozzles is to prevent condensation from escaping to the duct. The accumulated condensation is channeled through the inclined steam dispersion tube back to the humidifier or the steam trap.

Steam Distribution Systems

Space Distribution Unit “SDU” is to be used where a ducted air distribution system is not available or in localized areas. The steam is discharged with a quiet fan blower (available in 3 sizes) directly into the area.

The SDU is available for the SK300 from 6-90lb/hr (2.73-41kg/hr). It can be mounted on the humidifier (factory assembled) or remotely mounted for field installation

The SDU is also available for the SKR residential series.

Steam Distribution Systems