BEST PRACTICES: How much do steam leaks cost?

Through its research and testing, SEA has found that by adding a leak constant to the Napier orifice equation, it can estimate a conservative flow and energy loss from steam leaks.

12/15/2010


Through its research and testing, SEA has found that by adding a leak constant to the Napier orifice equation, it can estimate a conservative flow and energy loss from steam leaks.

The tables below show the estimated costs per year for steam leaks of 1/16 in., 1/8 in., and 3/16 in.

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