The Steam condensate mass result is best used in conjunction with the data in the analysis log. The analysis log indicates when the program transitions from one step to the next, and thereby helps you understand what is happening when looking at the Steam condensate mass result.
The Steam condensate mass result shows no response during the air purges or while coolant is flowing in the circuit. You can determine when the heating part of the cycle will start by looking at the timings in the analysis log.
TipThe Beams layer representing the heating/cooling circuit must be showing to see this result.
( ) to animate the result, and see how the Steam Quality result changes over the duration of the cycle.
Things to look for
When viewing the Steam condensate mass result, watch for the following.
- the mass of steam condensate should rise uniformly through the steam heat step of the cycle.
- the mass of the steam condensate is within the ability of your pump to purge it in the time specified in your program.