The volume of superheated steam is illustrated by the image above.

To compute for volume of superheated steam, three essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Specific Volume of Dry Steam (u _{g}), Superheated Temprature (t_{sup})** and

**Saturated Temprature (t**

_{s}).The formula for calculating the volume of superheated steam:

v_{sup} = ^{ugTsup} / _{Ts}

Where:

v_{sup} = Volume of Superheated Steam

u_{g} = Specific Volume of Dry Steam

T_{sup} = Superheated Temprature

T_{s} = Saturated Temprature

Let’s solve an example;

Find the volume of superheated steam when the specific volume of dry steam is 32, the superheated temperature is 24 and the saturated temperature is 14.

This implies that;

u_{g} = Specific Volume of Dry Steam = 32

T_{sup} = Superheated Temprature = 24

T_{s} = Saturated Temprature = 14

v_{sup} = ^{ugTsup} / _{Ts}

vsup = ^{32 x 24} / _{14
}vsup = ^{768} / _{14
}vsup = **54.85**

Therefore, the **volume of superheated steam **is **54.85 m ^{3}.**

**Calculating the Specific Volume of Dry Steam when the Volume of Superheated Steam, the Superheated Temperature and the Saturated Temperature is Given.**

u_{g} = ^{vsup x Ts} / _{T}_{sup}

Where:

u_{g} = Specific Volume of Dry Steam

v_{sup} = Volume of Superheated Steam

T_{sup} = Superheated Temprature

T_{s} = Saturated Temprature

Let’s solve an example;

Find the specific volume of dry steam when the volume of superheated steam is 10, the superheated temperature is 4 and the saturated temperature is 8.

This implies that;

v_{sup} = Volume of Superheated Steam = 10

T_{sup} = Superheated Temprature = 4

T_{s} = Saturated Temprature = 8

u_{g} = ^{vsup x Ts} / _{T}_{sup}

u_{g} = ^{10 x 8} / _{4}

u_{g} = ^{80} / _{4}

u_{g} = 20

Therefore, the **specific volume of dry steam **is **20 m ^{3}.**

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