Steam Traps: Diagnostics & Troubleshooting

Steam Traps: Diagnostics & Troubleshooting is part three of the Steam Traps three-part training series.

In this course, analyzing systems and understanding adverse conditions provide a starting point for diagnostics. Troubleshooting is fully explained for orifice trapping systems and the different types of thermodynamic, thermostatic, and mechanical steam traps.

Course objectives include:

  • Identify steam trap areas that are responsible for significant energy loss in steam systems
  • Identify how losses occur and how to avoid loss
  • Describe what components and areas of the steam system are vulnerable to corrosion, erosion, and water hammer
  • Recognize and describe the function of a steam trap testing station
  • Recognize components to check when diagnosing failed steam traps within a steam system
  • Recognize the causes of and best methods for determining malfunctions in orifice trapping, thermodynamic, thermostatic, and mechanical steam trapping.

Course menu:

Diagnosing General Steam Trap Problems

  • Diagnostic Basics
  • Corrosion, Erosion, and Water Hammer
  • Cold and Hot Trap Problems

Troubleshooting Specific Steam Traps

  • Thermodynamic Traps
  • Thermostatic Traps
  • Mechanical Traps

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