Many facilities rely on saturated steam for their processes, whether it’s flowing through a heat exchanger, reboiler, reactor/process vessel or other heat transfer device. While control valves are often selected to control the flow of steam to the process, a pressure regulator can be a more effective choice. Why?

When you control the pressure of saturated steam, you control the temperature.

Regulated pressure is also a more stable solution than flow when the supply pressure or flow changes. In this drawing, a single BS1 Burling Valve direct-acting pressure regulator is part of a pressure reducing valve station. The BS1 can be isolated to perform maintenance or repairs while still in-line.

Learn more about controlling temperature in saturated steam applications.