float trap

float trap

A mechanical buoyancy-operated steam trap in which a ball float changes level as the quantity of steam condensation in the trap varies, thus controlling the discharge of steam through the trap.
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But Shorty can no longer attack any of the school children for the man-eater was already caught using a float trap. It took 3 days to lure the croc into the cage where a big piece of meat was waiting for it.
A float trap, for instance, is likely to fail closed.
The Spirax Sarco ball float trap range provides effective condensate drainage and air venting for process, heating and mains drainage applications and is suitable for steam systems with varying flow rates.
The Spirax Sarco ball float trap range provides condensate drainage and air venting for process, heating and mains drainage applications and is said to be suitable for steam systems with varying flow rates.
While a new model, the UFT14 incorporates proven FT14 Float Trap internals for reliability.
With the release of the UFT 14 stainless steel ball float trap, Spirax Sarco has completed the launch of its comprehensive range of Quick-Fit steam traps.