Inverted Bucket Steam Traps

Inverted bucket traps are the most robust type of the mechanical traps and will resist waterhammer. Also, with a check valve fitted in the inlet, they can be used with superheated steam. They are available with a wide selection of valve orifices for precise pressure and load matching. Range: 1/2” to 2”; up to 900 psig; cast iron, cast steel, alloy steel and stainless steel; capacities up to 20,000 lb/h. Repairable, sealed and universal connector styles available.

  • Inverted bucket traps are the most robust type of the mechanical traps.
  • Able to resist waterhammer.
  • With check valve fitted in the inlet, they can be used with superheated steam.
  • Available with a wide selection of valve orifices for precise pressure and load matching.

Bimetallic Steam Traps

The bimetallic steam traps can conserve energy by discharging sub-cooled condensate in those applications which can utilize sensible heat. They are the most robust of all the thermostatic steam traps, able to withstand waterhammer and corrosive condensate. Range: 1/2” to 4”; up to 3045 psig; cast steel, alloy steel and stainless steel. Capacities up to 400,000 lb/h.

Bimetallic steam traps can conserve energy by discharging sub-cooled condensate in those applications which utilise sensible heat.

  • The most robust of all the thermostatic steam traps.
  • Able to withstand waterhammer and corrosive condensate

Liquid Expansion Steam Traps

This is one of the simplest thermostatic traps. An oil filled element expands when heated to close the valve against the seat. The adjustment allows the temperature of the trap discharge to be altered between 60°C and 100°C, which makes it ideally suited as a device to get rid of large quantities of air and cold condensate at start-up.

The liquid expansion steam trap employs a liquid expansion device to discharge condensate at a predefined temperature.

It can easily be adjusted on site to any temperature within the operating range.

Fault Detection

Any steam management system should include steam trap monitoring as a basic tool to reduce waste, costs and environmental liability. Whether this is conducted manually or automatically will depend on the size of the site, the number of traps, the number of personnel, and the urgency of repair.

Any steam management system should include steam trap monitoring as a basic tool to reduce waste, costs and environmental liability. Whether this is conducted manually or automatically will depend on the size of the site, the number of traps, the number of personnel, and the urgency of repair.

Steam Trap Stations & Manifolds

The Spirax Sarco USTS II series of steam trap stations have been designed to be a complete trap station in a very compact size. Offering a range of forged steel manifolds designed for steam tracing applications.

The modern method of manifolding is to purchase the manifold as a standard piece of equipment just like buying a steam trap.

For convenience select the manifold with optional insulation jacket and mounting kit specifically designed for tracing applications.