05Nov/17

The Real Cost of Steam Trap Failures

Finding out failed steam traps and fixing them up can avoid the wastage of steam and improve the productivity and performance of the steam system. It would be worthwhile to understand the implications of steam trap failures on the performance of the steam system. Simply put, steam traps fail in two ways: open and closed. When a steam trap fails open, it acts like an open valve, completely leaking the steam and condensate. When aRead More…

05Nov/17

Why Steam Traps Fail?

Why Steam Traps Fail? Authors: Bruce Gorelick, Enercheck Systems and Alan Bandes, UE Systems, Inc. Properly functioning steam traps open to release condensate and automatically close when steam is present. Failed traps waste fuel, reduce efficiency, increase production costs and compromise the overall integrity of the steam and condensate systems. Traps should be tested on a regular basis — or the neglect may be quite costly. There are three general conditions, which adversely affect traps:Read More…