THERMODYNAMIC STEAM TRAPS
This trap is composed of :
• A Disc
• A Pressure Chamber
• A Seat.
This type of steam trap is essentially a time cycle device which responds to imbalances of pressure applied to a valving device, usually a disc. Pressure caused by condensate lifts the disc, permitting flow through the trap. When steam arrives, blow by creates low pressure under the disc, and flashing condensate forces the disc closed.
– Compact Design – Inexpensive.
– Broad range of use.
– Eliminate dirt buildup and provides tight shutoff.
– Steam loss due to wear on the parts.
– On/Off status, offers little precision in operation.