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SteamTab Quad™ Technical Information

Introduction

SteamTab Quad, makes available in a single spreadsheet add-in package the property values of water and steam based on any one of 4 sets of universally recognized formulations. These formulations include two sets of scientific formulations – the older NBS/NRC-84 and new IAPWS-95, and two sets of industrial formulations – the older IFC-67 and new IAPWS-IF97.

Design

SteamTab Quad uses fundamental equations to calculate all steam properties with no interpolation or curve fits to raw steam data. With SteamTab Quad, users have a choice of basing their steam property calculations from either the scientific formulation, or the industrial formulation. The formulations used in SteamTab Quad and their references are shown in the following table.

FormulationsDescription
Scientific Formulation
(IAPWS-95)
The scientific formulation is described in the following reference: Release on the IAPWS Formulation 1995 for the Thermodynamic Properties of Ordinary Water Substance for General and Scientific Use, The International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam, Frederica, Denmark, Sept. 1996.

The scientific formulation is valid in the entire stable fluid region of water from the melting pressure curve starting at 251.165 K to 1273 K at pressures up to 1,000 MPa. The formulation can also be extrapolated to pressures up to about 100 GPa and temperatures up to 5000 K.

SteamTab Quad imposes the following temperature and pressure restrictions:
Pressure (P, bar):    0 <= P <= 100,000
Temperature (T, K): 190 <= T <= 5000
Industrial Formulation
(IAPWS-IF97)
The industrial formulation is described in the following reference: Release on the IAPWS Industrial Formulation 1997 for the Thermodynamic Properties of Water and Steam, The International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam, Erlangen, Germany, 1997.

This formulation has the following range of applicability:
Pressure (P, bar):       0 <= P <= 1,000
Temperature (T, K): 273.15 <= T <= 1,073.15 
                   (for P <= 1,000)

                   1073.15 <= T <= 2,273.17
                   (for P <= 100)
Old Scientific Formulation
(NBS/NRC-84)
The NBS/NRC formulation is described in the following reference: NBS/NRC Steam Tables, L. Haar, J. S. Gallagher and G. S. Hell. Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1984. Generally, the NBS/NRC formulation has the following range of applicability:
Pressure (P, bar):    0 <= P <= 30,000
Temperature (T, K): 260 <= T <= 2,500
Old Industrial Formulation
(IFC-67)
The IFC 1967 formulation is described in the following reference: The 1967 IFC Formulation for Industrial Use, ASME Steam Tables, Sixth Edition, ASME Press. Generally, the IFC 1967 formulation has the following range of applicability:
Pressure (P, bar):    0    <= P <= 1,000
Temperature (T, K): 273.16 <= T <= 1,073.15

Note: SteamTab does not include properties for ice.