Steam systems are a part of almost every major industrial process today.
Steam is used for various heating processes, as a heat carrier for evaporating solvents in distillation columns, in drying processes, reactor columns, etc. Roughly a quarter of the oil and gas consumed in the process industry is used to generate steam. As steam production is in most cases one of the largest energy users and plant arrangements are often outdated, improvements here can lead to considerable energy savings. Besides saving costs, enterprises are taking more responsibility nowadays for their impact on the environment and are therefore focused on improving energy efficiency. Mechanical vapour recompression (MVR) can be a solution for greatly reducing energy costs and carbon footprint.