A steam trap must be properly sized to handle the full load of condensate during startup.
|Steam Trap Type||Safety Factor|
|Balanced Thermostatic Steam Trap||3|
|Bimetallic Steam Trap||2.5|
|Float Steam Trap||2|
|Inverted Bucket Steam Trap||2.5|
|Liquid Expansion Steam Trap||3|
|Thermodynamic Steam Trap||1.5|
The estimated condensate load should always be multiplied by the recommended safety factor for trap selection.
Sizing and dimensions of control valves & equipment in steam and condensate systems.
Sizing of steam and condensate pipe lines - pressure loss, recommended velocity, capacity and more.
Huge amounts of condensate are generated when cold steam pipes are heated up must be drained from the pipes.
When cold steam pipes are heated up they generate huge amounts of condensate that must be drained away from the pipe through steam traps - in Imperial Units.
Flow and pressure loss in condensate return lines - SI Units.
Factors of Safety - FOS - are important in engineering designs.
Tutorial to the basic physics behind flash steam generation
When condensate passes steam traps - flash steam is generated.
Heat loss from steam pipes generates condensate which must be drained from the system - imperial units.
Heat loss from steam pipes generates condensate which must be drained from the system.
Sizing safety valves after boiler output power in low pressure systems (kW and Btu/hr).
An introduction to the basic design of steam heating systems.
Properly draining steam pipes for condensate.
Steam trap selection guide - Float & Thermostatic, Inverted Bucket, Bimetal Thermostatic, Impulse and Thermodynamic Disc steam traps.
A back pressure in a condensate systems will reduce steam trap capacity