Steam is an essential resource used in many industrial processes. Facilities using steam have a vast network of piping, valves, flanges, and steam traps designed to deliver clean, hot, pure, and efficient steam from the boiler room to its intended point of use. Within steam systems there exists constant flow and turbulence.
As pure steam travels from boilers to the intended point of use, cooling is inevitable. The result is accumulated condensate and gases. A Steam traps purpose within this system is to purge the waste and contaminants, keeping the steam and steam system pure.
Steam Traps accomplish this by opening, closing, and modulating automatically, discharging condensate once formed, unless the heat from the condensate can be used. Steam traps are designed to be energy-efficient and not waste quality steam. It removes impurities from the live steam and maintains purity and efficiency throughout the system.