What is meant by the properties of steam?
- The properties of steam are given in various steam tables and the information includes the following:
- The Heat of the Liquid: The heat required to raise the temperature of the water from 0°C (32˚F) to the temperature of the boiling point.
- The latent Heat of Vaporization: The amount of heat required to change 1 kg (1 lb) of water at the temperature of the boiling point to dry saturated steam at the same temperature.
- Superheat: The heat added to raise the steam from the boiling temperature to the final superheated temperature.