Correct application based steam trap selection on process equipment can save 7%-8% of steam consumption.
Thermodynamic traps are
designed for applications where
condensate load is less and
intermittent and hence are ideally
suited for main line drain application.
Ball Float Traps should be selected
for applications where the load is
heavy and continuous, typically process equipment.
A correctly selected and sized trap reduces process time and saves energy. The
observations based on thousands of plant surveys and over 1000 audits indicate that
wrong trap selection is prevalent across most plants (