Barometric Condensers Overview

The principal feature of the Barometric Condenser is that injection water may be discharged through a tail pipe by gravity, without requiring a pump. The Barometric Condenser is employed in a variety of industries as an economical means of removing air, exhaust steam, and other vapors from vacuum equipment.

Barometric Condenser Types

Multi-Jet Barometric Condenser

(simplest design of all barometric condensers, and requires no auxiliary air pump or pre-cooler and used where load conditions are constant and there is little air leakage)

Multi-Jet Spray Type Barometric Condenser

(employed where large capacities are required and where wide fluctuations in water temperature or steam load occur)

Multi-Spray Barometric Condenser

(developed primarily to solve condensing problems where water supply is limited, where water temperatures are high in relation to vacuum requirements, or where a large volume of non-condensables must be removed)

Counter-Current Barometric Condenser

(where water supply is limited or an excessive amount of non-condensables requires the use of a separate vacuum pump, and local conditions necessitate a side vapor inlet)

General Applications:

Remove air from vacuum equipment; Exhaust steam and other vapors; Condensing vapors in evaporators and vacuum pans; Condense steam or hot air in thermal plants; Desuperheat and condense incoming vapors and cool existing gases; Condense steam and condensable vapors through heat exchangers; Remove condensable vapors; Condensate recovery; Vacuum pump; Mixing process vapors with cooling water; High level jet condenser; Deliver condensate to hot well; Condense water and non-condensables; Condense vapor off syrup or massecuite in sugar industry; Remove air and other gases in vacuum pans; Reduction of fats, oil, and greases; Flash chamber arrangement