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Steam Traps

Steam Traps are the gaurdians of any steam system.

A steam trap is a fitting for discharging condensate and non-condensable gases with a negligible consumption or loss of costly live steam. In some cases steam traps are no more than automatic valves which open, close or modulate automatically. Others are based on turbulent 2-phase flows to obstruct the steam flow.

Important functions of a steam trap:

1. Discharge condensate as soon as it is formed.
2. Have a negligible steam consumption.
3. Have the capability of discharging air and other non-condensable gases.

Steam traps can be split into four major types:

1. Mechanical traps.
2. Temperature traps
3. Thermodynamic (TD) traps
4. Venturi (orifice) traps

Modification of a steam trap

Converting a regular steam trap into an inline-self-cleaning steam trap

Steam traps awaiting modified caps Drilled cap being threaded
Steam traps awaiting modified caps    Drilled cap being threaded

Cap with fresh threads Modified traps ready for final touches
Cap with fresh threads    Modified traps ready for final touches

Complete modified steam trap
Complete modified steam trap





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