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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:53 pm

The water WILL condense as pressures and temperatures drop, but at the moment the burst diaphram opens... No, no phase change. Steam and "supercritical fluid" may be used interchangably for the purposes of that particular scenario.
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:05 am

Of coarse there is energy, quite alot of kinetic! or does pressure not count... :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:47 am

Um... Not sure what you are talking about with the whole "kinetic" energy part. The steam is stationary. There is a load of potential and thermal energy though. (No, pressure doesn't count for kinetic energy, because it isn't moving. Pressure is potential energy.)

Wait, you aren't even answering my /question/. I asked if thermal energy was absorbed, when going from supercritical fluid to gas, and you replied with I don't know what...
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