The steam capacity for an EPS plant will vary depending on the size of the plant and the production rate. However, a typical EPS plant will require between 10 and 20 kg of steam per cubic meter of EPS produced. This means that a plant with a production capacity of 100 cubic meters per hour will require between 1,000 and 2,000 kg of steam per hour.
The steam is used to heat the polystyrene beads in the EPS production process. The beads are heated to a temperature of about 100 degrees Celsius, which causes them to expand. The expanded beads are then molded into the desired shape.
There are a number of different types of boilers that can be used to generate steam for an EPS plant. The most common type of boiler is a fire-tube boiler. Fire-tube boilers are relatively inexpensive to purchase and operate. However, they can be less efficient than other types of boilers, such as water-tube boilers.
Water-tube boilers are more expensive to purchase and operate than fire-tube boilers. However, they are more efficient and can produce more steam per unit of fuel.
The type of boiler that is best for an EPS plant will depend on a number of factors, including the size of the plant, the production rate, and the cost of fuel.
Here are some of the factors that affect the steam capacity of an EPS plant:
- Production rate: The higher the production rate, the more steam will be required.
- Size of the plant: The larger the plant, the more steam will be required.
- Type of boiler: The type of boiler will affect the efficiency of steam production.
- Cost of fuel: The cost of fuel will affect the overall cost of steam production.
It is important to note that the steam capacity of an EPS plant is not the same as the boiler capacity. The boiler capacity is the maximum amount of steam that the boiler can produce. The steam capacity is the amount of steam that is actually required by the EPS foam machine in the EPS production process.
The steam capacity of an EPS plant can be increased by adding additional boilers or by upgrading the existing boilers. However, it is important to note that increasing the steam capacity will also increase the cost of steam production.