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Kretzschmar, H.-J. and Wagner, W.:

International Steam Tables,

Third Edition, 2019

Properties of Water and Steam
Based on the Industrial Formulation IAPWS-IF97

Tables, Algorithms, Diagrams, and Online Calculation

All of the equations of IAPWS-IF97 including the complete set of supplementary backward equations for fast calculations of heat cycles, boilers, and steam turbines.

Springer-Verlag, Berlin,

Print ISBN: 978-3-662-53217-1

Online ISBN: 978-3-662-53219-5


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  • Steam Tables and the complete description of the Industrial Formulation IAPWS-IF97 and, for the first time, also of the calculation of properties for the pairs of the input parameters pressure and enthalpy, pressure and entropy, enthalpy and entropy.
  • Pressure-temperature diagrams with isolines of 26 thermodynamic, transport and other properties.
  • All standards issued by IAPWS since 2008, new tables for further five properties, and expanded high temperature tables for designing advanced energy conversion processes.

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This book contains steam tables for practical industrial use calculated by using the international standard IAPWS-IF97 for the thermodynamic properties of water and steam and the IAPWS industrial standards for transport and other properties. The complete set of equations of IAPWS-IF97 is presented, including all supplementary backward equations adopted by IAPWS for fast calculations of heat cycles, boilers, and steam turbines. The calculation of the properties is not only shown for the usual input parameter pairs pressure and temperature, but also for the parameters pressure and enthalpy, pressure and entropy, enthalpy and entropy. It is for the first time that such a description is given. For designing advanced energy conversion processes, tables and property calculation algorithms of steam up to 2000 °C are given.

Structure of the Book

This book consists of three parts, Part A to Part C:

Part A - Equations for the Calculation of the Thermophysical Properties of Water and Steam

Part B - Tables of the Properties of Water and Steam

Part C - Diagrams of the Properties of Water and Steam


Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Kretzschmar

Zittau/Goerlitz University of Applied Sciences

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering



Prof. Dr. Dr. e.h. Wolfgang Wagner

Ruhr University of Bochum

Chair of Thermodynamics