Steam 'Trap-Pro' Guide: Operation, Testing & Common Installation Problems

107 Page Paperback Book
7th Edition

Contents


1      Introduction

About the Author

Steam Trap Operation

Types & Operating Principles of Steam Traps

Inverted Bucket
Float & Thermostatic 

Thermodynamic

Thermostatic
Venturi

Steam Trap Installation


Steam Trap Inspection

Steam Trap Testing

Recommended Testing Tools
Inverted Bucket

Float & Thermostatic

Thermodynamic

Thermostatic

V
enturi

Common Areas of Improvement


Deaerator Tank

Boiler Header

Control Valve Station

Pipe and Tank Insulation
Drip Pocket
Inverted Bucket Trap

Float & Thermostatic Trap

Unit Heater

Steam Leak

Open Bypass Valve

Deaerator Tank Overflow Trap
Heat Exchanger Stall
Failed Closed Steam Trap

Live / Flash Steam Vent

The Challenge of Water Conservation


Solutions to Trap-Related Steam System Problems

Food Industry

Power/Refining Industry

Lumber Industry

Textile Industry

Chemical Industry


Conclusion

References

Definitions

Appendices
 

Appendix A … Properties of Saturated Steam

Appendix B … Steam Main Drip Pocket Sizing

Appendix C … Steam Leaks Using Plume Length

Appendix D … Pipe Insulation Savings Chart

Appendix E … Removable Valve Insulation Savings

Index


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