What pipes are you using to move steam around in that same image (It looks like steam anyway). And from what mod?
Those are ultimate mechanical pipes from Mekanism, they have a very high transfer rate when you set them to extract mode. I prefer mek cables and pipes usually. It is steam.
I would actually rather use fluiducts or another type that looks less blocky but these are the only ones (other than transfer nodes) that can keep up.