Tags: Steam Traps

Thermodynamic Steam Traps

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Thermodynamic Steam Traps

A thermodynamic steam trap (see Figures 10-26 and 10-27) contains only one moving part, a hardened stainless-steel disc that functions as a valve. Because of its construction simplicity, this is an extremely rugged trap and is especially well suited for service on medium- and high-pressure steam lines operating under pressures up to 600 psig. The …

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Installing Steam Traps

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The installation of steam traps requires the following modifications in the piping: 1. Install a long vertical drip and a strainer between the trap and the apparatus it drains. The vertical drip should be as long as the installation design will permit. Exception: Thermostatic traps in radiators, convectors, and pipe coils are attached directly to …

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Sizing Steam Traps

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Sizing Steam Traps

Selecting the correct size steam trap for a system is an important factor in its operational efficiency. For example, an oversized trap will operate less efficiently than a correctly sized one, and will tend to create abnormal back pressure. Moreover, the installation cost will be higher and the operational life expectancy will be reduced. Manufacturers …

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Steam Traps

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A steam trap is an automatic valve that opens to expel air and condensation from steam lines and closes to prevent the flow of steam. The functions of a steam trap are: • Remove (vent) air from the system so that steam can enter. (Air in the pipes will block the flow of steam into …

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