Steam Condenser: It is a device or an appliance in which steam condenses and heat released by steam is absorbed by water.Classification of Condensers1. Jet condensers2. Surface condenserJet Condensers: The exhaust steam and water come in direct contact with each other and temperature of the condensate is the same as that of cooling water leaving the condenser. The cooling water is usually sprayed into the exhaust steam to cause, rapid condensation.Surface Condensers: The exhaust steam and water do not come into direct contact. The steam passes over the outer surface of tubes through which a supply of cooling water is maintained.