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September 1, 2013
Proper steam-trap sizing is critical to efficient and reliable steam-trap operation. Incorrect steam trap sizing can undermine the design and function of the steam trap, create installation issues, and cause condensate backup, steam loss, or both. Steam-trap sizing refers to the internal discharge orifice for condensate. Unfortunately, it is sometimes confused with the size of the end connection or piping...
March 1, 2013
The CS10 Clean Steam Separator with enhanced surface finish has been engineered to overcome problems associated with wet steam and ensures the correct quality of steam is supplied to the point of use...
January 1, 2013
The LEX3N-TZ is a high-performance, temperature-control trap for steam service that has a built-in scale-removal function. An auger is built into the steam trap to remove scale and solids buildup from the valve seat...
October 1, 2012
Today’s chemical processors must cope with rising labor costs, increasing global competition, escalating fuel costs and more-stringent safety and environmental regulations. To improve productivity and reduce costs in today’s competitive environment, many facilities are operating leaner than even before. And, downsizing strategies have seen the reduction of maintenance staff, which often results...
August 1, 2012
There is a temptation that steam design engineers find difficult to resist — to put condensate from high-pressure (HP) steam mains directly into the low-pressure (LP), pumped condensate-return (CR) mains. After all, the CR main is so convenient — it is generally laid right next to the outgoing steam main in the same tunnel, trench or racks as the CR main returning to the steam plant. And, the...
March 28, 2011
TLV This tracing manifold, trap station and condensate manifold system using the new M Series compact and high-performance steam tracing and condensate systems (photo) reduces design and specification time on tracing projects, says the...
March 28, 2011
Steam traps of the UNA 1 range combine the technical properties of a reliable compact-type float trap with minimum dimensions. Used wherever condensate has to be...
March 28, 2011
The patented Stainless Steel Trap Valve Station (TVS) is ideally suited for any steam piping installation. Since most of the piping joints needed to properly install a steam trap and shut-off...
November 2, 2010
Spirax Sarco Inc., (Blythewood, S.C.; has released the TD120M Thermo-dynamic steam trap, which is engineered for pressure ratings of up to 3,190 psig. With its maintainable disc and seat, this steam trap can be serviced in-line — a benefit to...
March 1, 2010
Steam tracer lines are designed to maintain the fluid in a primary pipe at a designated uniform temperature. In most cases, these tracer lines are used outdoors, which makes ambient weather conditions a critical consideration. The primary purpose of steam traps on tracer lines is to retain the steam until its latent heat is fully utilized, and then discharge the condensate and non-condensable gases. As is...
April 1, 2009
In today’s typical process plants, preventing steam loss and improving condensate return are key opportunities to make a process more energy efficient. To be the most effective, steam generally needs to be dry (such as for process usage), or superheated (for instance, for use in turbines). These requirements dictate utility-system operating procedures for generating the highest quality steam...
December 15, 2007
Traditionally, the cogeneration of steam and electricity has been restricted to plants that generate superheated steam, making the recovery of energy losses from saturated steam impossible for many industrial sites ranging from distilleries to pharmaceutical plants and pulp-and-paper mills. At the Chem Show (see first item above), Pennant International Corp. (Edison, N.J.;
November 15, 2007
Steam traps are an integral part of steam systems in the chemical process industries (CPI). Steam is commonly used to add energy into a process through its latent heat (steam heat), while the resultant sensible heat (hot condensate) drains through steam traps. The operation of these traps influences the entire steam system’s function and reliability. Steam trap operation has a bearing on the...

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