The Fluid Controls Institute (FCI), Cleveland, Ohio, updated Tech Sheet #103, “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – The Use of Steam as an Efficient Heat Source.” It is available as a free download from the FCI’s website.

Focusing on the applications and advantages of steam, the guide includes information on heat transfer; how the latent heat transfer of steam is a better alternative compared to sensible heat fluid and circulating pump systems; customization of steam pressure for each application; and the ease of distribution of steam.

The updated version provides examples with graphic illustrations of different steam applications and heat transfer equipment that are used in industry today. Download it at