How does thermodynamic steam trap work?

Thermodynamic steam traps have a unique operating principle which relies on the dynamics of water and flash steam. At the same time, the flash steam pressure builds up inside the chamber above the disc, forcing it down against the incoming condensate until it seats on the inner and outer rings.

How does a ball steam trap work?

The ball float type trap operates by sensing the difference in density between steam and condensate. In the case of the trap shown in Figure 11.3. 1, condensate reaching the trap will cause the ball float to rise, lifting the valve off its seat and releasing condensate.

What is ball float steam trap?

Ball Float Steam Traps. This is the simplest form of a ball float trap, with the float attached to the end of a rod. The opposite end of the rod is attached to a discharge valve. When condensate fills the body of the trap, the float rises which gradually open the discharge valve.

What is the purpose of a steam trap in a steam line?

The duty of a steam trap is to discharge condensate, air and other incondensable gases from a steam system while not permitting the escape of live steam.

What is TD type steam trap?

With just one moving part – a hardened stainless steel disc – they give a blast discharge with clean, tight shut-off. Able to withstand superheat, water hammer, corrosive condensate, freezing and vibration. The TD trap is the first choice for removal of condensate from steam distribution systems.

Which steam trap does not compensate for varying load and pressure?

a. Float traps are designed in such a way that the valve seat is always submerged under water preventing any steam loss. The discharge is continuous and modulates with the condensing rate. It is unaffected by changes in inlet pressure.

Can you Hydro through a steam trap?

The Fenix design of Hydro-dynamic steam trap can be applied to almost all steam trapping locations. The none mechanical design relies on the natural physics of steam and condensate to preferentially discharge the condensate at the rate it is formed.

Can steam traps be installed vertically?

Steam traps must be installed in piping before use, but some piping runs horizontally and some runs vertically.

How do you size a steam trap?

Sizing. A large number of steam users improperly select trap size based on the size of existing piping. However, trap size should closely match the size of the piping on the outlet side of the equipment that supplies condensate to the trap.