Steam Generators are a form of low water content boilers used to provide customers with steam, as a heat transfer media, for both high and low pressure applications. One of the major benefits to a steam generator is steam production in only a few minutes. When discussing steam generators, there are two types of low water content steam generators, forced circulation and natural circulation.
Forced circulation steam generators utilize a pump to maintain a steady and constant supply of water to the generator. Water is supplied to the steam generator at a rate determined by the customer's process requirements. As heat demand fluctuates, the burner and pump will make the necessary adjustments to properly supply sufficient steam to the customers' process.
Natural circulation steam generators utilize gravity and differential density to maintain a steady and constant supply of water to the generator.