RYCROFT Steam-Breeze Plate Heat Exchangers

Connecting into an existing steam main to provide heating or hot water is made easier and quicker with the introduction of Rycroft’s Steam-Breeze. The stainless steel plate exchanger package can make the interface of steam to DHW or LTHW applications simpler.

The standard range of units provides for heat loads of up to 1.1MW, which in DHW service will provide a 5 l/sec flow. Larger loads can be accommodated by using Rycroft’s bespoke design and build capability.

Control of the primary side of the Steam-Breeze can be by electric or pneumatic valves, selected to provide accurate temperature control. Also included are isolation, anti-vacuum valves and line strainer. High limit protection is provided as a standard feature on this range. A standard float trap system is incorporated into the condensate side, and an advanced three term (PID) controller within the panel provides secondary temperature control.

The standard units can be extended to incorporate additional equipment such as secondary pumps, buffer storage, pressure reducing sets and specific valve arrangements, all controlled through the central panel.

The Steam-Breeze has a relatively small footprint and is simple to install, requiring only the connection of electrical power or air, steam inlet and condensate outlet, with flow and return connections on the secondary side. Breeze units are also available for low and medium temperature hot water applications with fixed valve and pump control or with variable pump (Vari-E-Breeze)