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Steam Trap Application Guide

Selecting the correct steam trap for your industrial application can not only be time consuming but sometimes overwhelming! To make things easy we group steam traps into three main categories: mechanical, thermostatic and thermodynamic.

Each trap we stock offers the highest level of energy conservation in its class, abbreviated as follows:

  • FFT - Free Float with Thermostatic Air Vent
  • FF - Free Float
  • FF-LRV - Free Float with Lock Release Valve
  • TD - Thermodynamic
  • MPT - Mechanical Pump with Built-in Trap
  • MP - Mechanical Pump
  • BPT - Balanced Pressure Thermostatic
  • BMT - Bimetal Thermostatic (Temperature Control Valve)

Use the table below to select the correct steam trap you need for your industrial application and don't forget...if you need to discuss your steam requirements or project in detail, call the technical team at Valves Online on +44(0)1822 855600 or +44(0)161 480 5700.

 

Steam Trap Selection

Type of Industrial Application:Suggested Trap Type:Trap Selection:
Superheated Steam - All Service    
P ≤ 80 barg FFT View Product/s
80 barg FF View Product/s
     
Saturated Steam Mains FFT View Product/s
     
Steam Turbines    
Supply Lines FFT View Product/s
Governor / Trip and Throttle Valve FFT View Product/s
Casing Drains: P ≤ 0 barg MPT View Product/s
Casing Drains: P > 0 barg FFT View Product/s
Exhaust Steam Lines: P ≤ 0 barg MPT View Product/s
Exhaust Steam Lines: P > 0 barg FFT View Product/s
     
Process Equipment Supply Lines FFT View Product/s
     
Tracing Lines    
Low Temperature: T ≤ 80°C BMT View Product/s
High Temperature, Supported: T > 80°C FFT View Product/s
High Temperature, Unsupported: T > 80°C BPT View Product/s
Sampling Equipment: T ≤ 70°C BMT View Product/s
Sampling Equipment: T > 70°C FFT View Product/s
     
Sulphur Unit    
Pit Coils FF-LRV Email Us
Jacketed Pipe FFT View Product/s
     
Process Heaters: P ≤ 10 barg Supply    
Stall Condition MPT View Product/s
No Stall Condition FFT View Product/s
     
Process Heaters: P > 10 barg Supply    
Stall Condition FFT / MP View Product/s
No Stall Condition FFT View Product/s
     
Storage Tank Heating with Temperature Control Valve    
Stall Condition MPT View Product/s
No Stall Condition FFT View Product/s
     
Storage Tank Heating without Temperature Control Valve    
Stall Condition FFT View Product/s
No Stall Condition BMT View Product/s
     
Freeze Protection BMT View Product/s
     
Motive Steam Supply to Mechanical Pump FFT View Product/s
     
Extruders    
Barrel Jackets / Screen Holder FFT View Product/s
Die Plate FFT View Product/s
     
Paper Mills    
Digesters FFT View Product/s
Rolling Dryers FF-LRV Email Us
Press Dryer FFT View Product/s
     
Surface Condensers (require a pressure balancing line)    
Intercooler FF View Product/s
After Cooler FF View Product/s
Gland Seal Condenser FF View Product/s
     
Vacuum Jets Supply Line FFT View Product/s
     
Heating and Air Conditioning    
Absorption Chillers FFT View Product/s
Air Heating Coils with Stall Condition MPT View Product/s
Air Heating Coils without Stall Condition FFT View Product/s
Heat Exchangers with Stall Condition MPT View Product/s
Heat Exchangers without Stall Condition FFT View Product/s
Radiators BPT View Product/s
     
Hospital Equipment    
     
Sterilisers / Autoclaves FFT View Product/s
     
Food Equipment    
Kettles FFT View Product/s
Boiling Pans - Fixed / Tilting FFT View Product/s
Hot Plates / Ovens FFT View Product/s
Retorts FFT View Product/s
     
Process Equipment    
Brewing Coppers FFT View Product/s
Drying Coils / Water Heaters FFT View Product/s
Platen Presses FFT View Product/s
Vulcanisers FFT View Product/s
     

Please note

Information is subject to alteration and should be used as reference only. Valves Online accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies that occur. For special applications or conditions please click here to contact us using our online form.