Steam Traps: Sizing, Installation & Monitoring

Steam Traps: Sizing, Installation & Monitoring is part two of the Steam Traps three-part training series.

The course discusses steam system basics as well as the factors and conditions of a system that affect trap size. It presents general piping configurations and ways of eliminating adverse conditions, including water hammer. Finally, methods for monitoring trap operations are covered.

Course objectives include:

  • Define live, dry, quality, wet, and flash steam
  • Identify the factors used to determine steam trap size
  • Describe causes of water hammer and how to eliminate it
  • Identify five methods of monitoring steam trap operation and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Describe steam trap safety precautions.

Course menu:

Steam Trap Sizing Fundamentals

  • System Basics
  • Selecting the Correct Size Steam Trap

Installing Steam Traps

  • Installation Basics

Steam Trap Monitoring and Inspection

  • Visual Inspection
  • Temperature and Pressure Readings
  • Analyzing Operating Sounds
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Electronic Sensor Measurement

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