Komax desuperheaters are based on a simple but sophisticated design concept. The cooling water spray is directed upstream from a patented mixing module called an “Equalizer”. The steam flow turns the spray water and flows with it through the mixing module where steam and water meld together with very high contacting efficiency. Conventional desuperheaters lack an effective steam/water mixing system. Cooling water is directed downstream where steam forces the water spray to form into a “rope” having a small surface area and therefore low contacting efficiency. (Consider what happens if a glass of water is thrown out of a car window when the vehicle is moving at 60 mph – a typical steam velocity!)

Komax desuperheaters require no long length of pipe downstream and no “mixing” elbow prior to the temperature probe as required by conventional units