steam trap


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steam trap

[′stēm ‚trap]
(mechanical engineering)
A device which drains and removes condensate automatically from steam lines.

steam trap

A device for allowing the passage of condensate, or air and condensate, and preventing the passage of steam.
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Technavio's analysts forecast the global steam traps market to grow at a CAGR of 4.
They concluded that on average 20% of all steam traps were malfunctioning.
Most operating plants suffer from frequent failure of steam traps (failed open/closed) which result in large steam loss, erosion, corrosion ad water hammer in the condensate/ steam line, and poor heat transfer.
Not only do most plants not have steam trap monitoring solutions, but not even a manual programme.
The most important functional unit of the steam trap is its control component.
Traps that fail 'open' (the steam trap stops working in the open position and, therefore, lets steam escape) result in a loss of steam and its energy; where condensate is not returned, the water is lost as well.
However extreme the failure, a steam trap that isn't working properly can be costly.
This compound was first used as a seal in a steam trap which the company developed and custom molded in collaboration with a customer.
Just one faulty high-pressure steam trap can result in losses of more than $35,000 per year.
has introduced the USTS Universal Steam Trap Station, designed for rapid and easy testing, isolation and changeout of steam traps.
The steam passes into a steam trap, which rids the connection of steam after the sterilization process.
The steam trap was designed to eliminate the need for moving parts, which tend to wear out quickly in the hostile environment of high temperature steam.