A type of automatic valve that filters out condensate from steam and non-condensable gases such as air without letting steam escape. Most steam traps will also pass non-condensable gases while
remaining tight to live steam. Un-drained condensate at PRV stations will back up into the steam line and will cause steam cutting on the surface seating of the heads and seats of the reducing valves.
Properly Functioning Steam Trap will:
Extend the life of your system
Reduce maintenance costs
Improve safety & reliability
Decrease fuel consumption
Should be completed annually, trained technician uses a pyrometer along with a stehoscope (sight, sound, and smell) to asses the status of existing steam traps. A summary report is provided to tell you weather a steam trap is good, repairable, or should be replaced. The cost of an annual steam audit is quickly compensated with the energy savings and rebates.
How to take care of Steam Traps?
Any steam trap over 5 years old should typically be replaced. If you have not maintained your steam traps for 3-4 years, you are probably losing thousands in energy loss and don’t even know it.
Steam/Air Trap Audits and Surveys: Conduct an annual steam trap survey, with a trained technician using a pyrometer.
Typical steam traps aren’t expensive compared to energy loss, so when in doubt… replace it.
Energy Savings | Rebates
New steam traps can save thousands of dollars form the loses of example common systems.
(values used on right display minimal leak size)
There are many incentives and rebate programs opportunities to upgrade the steam-systems to highly efficient systems through State and local Utility programs.
Commercial clients are eligible for energy Rebates
Manley’s Boiler LLC. will assist with any paper work to help obtain the rebate.