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dry steam

n
(General Physics) steam that does not contain droplets of water
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1-3) Once dry saturated steam is generated, pressure serves as a means to obtain the high temperatures necessary to quickly kill microorganisms.
The heat consumption for dry saturated steam production is:
The AIM-listed company has developed dry saturated steam cleaning machines and techniques that allow hospitals to decontaminate wards and clean patient equipment every day, removing micro-organisms, including superbugs.
All such units are nominally set up to give dry saturated steam (ie, x=1) under low back pressure conditions.