steam trap


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steam trap

n
(General Engineering) a device in a steam pipe that collects and discharges condensed water
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A steam trap is basically a kind of automatic valve that filters out condensed steam or condensate along with non-condensable gases like air without letting the steam escape.
The contract has been signed to supply a project with 23 sets of flow control equipment, including electric butterfly valves and shutoff valves, sluice valves check valves, and steam trap valves, etc.
In conjunction with Johnson Controls, the hospital and WMI performed a steam trap audit to analyze the network's efficiency.
To address this persistent problem, Radian has introduced a patented dual strainer venturi orifice steam trap that comes with a 10 year warranty (expected life of 20 to 30 years) with improved efficiency and reduced maintenance costs thereby providing reduced boiler fuel costs, improved heat transfer in process equipment, reduced CO2 emissions and at the same time eliminating need for replacing failed steam traps.
Experts estimate that some 20 per cent of the steam leaving a boiler is lost through failing steam traps, and the company's new technology, the Rosemount 708 Wireless Acoustic Transmitter can accurately determine the presence of a steam trap failure, enabling a cost reduction of between 10 and 20 per cent a year.
An important process step is therefore to detect the physical state of the medium and to achieve an adequate response time for the steam trap.
A steam trap is a device that discharges condensate and air from the line or piece of equipment without discharging the steam.
This shows the importance of steam trap maintenance.
A failed steam trap, on the other hand, can lead to excessive utility cost and sometimes puts system components at risk.
The 3000 will significantly impact energy conservation by locating compressed air and steam trap leaks as well as faulty steam traps, which can lead to millions of dollars in property savings this year.
By combining Viton with several other ingredients, the company's chemists are said to have developed a compound with properties that are uniquely suited for high temperature steam applications, such as steam trap seals, steam valve seals, and static and dynamic sealing components for various steam applications.
Proven technology combined with modern trap design enable the steam trap to provide low product wear and a rapid equipment amortization through low total cost of ownership.