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Three energy-saving effects of steam traps
- Mar 27, 2018 -

There are many models of steam traps, but their working principle is to use the differences in the height, temperature, and flow rate of steam and condensate, to achieve the purpose of blocking the steam trap by opening and closing steam traps through various mechanisms. It mainly has three energy-saving effects.
First, quickly discharge steam to use the condensate produced in the equipment, so that the heating efficiency of the steam-using equipment is kept at an optimal state, that the condensed water in the equipment does not form stagnation, and the steam space in the equipment is maximized. It can maintain the highest heating efficiency. Once the steam trap fails to function adequately, not only the performance of the steam-using equipment is greatly affected due to the condensate stagnation, but sometimes even the production equipment is completely paralyzed.
Second, air and low-temperature condensate in the equipment at the time of start-up start are promptly discharged, thereby shortening the warm-up operation time. When the steam is started, the steam transfer lines and the inside of the steam use equipment are filled with air, and if they are not removed, steam cannot be supplied. In addition, in the steam heating pipeline and steam use equipment to heat up to steam temperature, the initial low-temperature condensate water is also quickly discharged, so that the equipment to achieve normal operation in a short time, which is an important condition to improve production efficiency, Especially in the case of intermittent production, since the preheating time is shortened, the working time is shortened each time. Since the number of processing times is increased, the output can be increased eventually. In the past, during the warm-up operation, the bypass valve was first opened to discharge the initial air and low-temperature condensate. Now that the proper steam trap is selected, both the initial air and the initial low-temperature condensate can be automatically discharged and manpower can be saved.

Third, reduce the steam consumption of the steam trap itself. The steam consumption of the steam trap itself is generally the sum of the amount of steam and heat loss required for steam trap operation in terms of steam leakage.

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