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Steam Traps

Steam Traps

There is a range of TLV Steam Traps available from ValvesTubesFittings.com, these are the thermodynamic and thermostatic ranges for press and line tracing applications respectively, we also have a range of mechanical steam traps available. For more information on our full range of steam traps please follow the highlighted links to the product you’re looking for or contact our excellent technical sales team to discuss your particular application.

What is a Steam Trap?

The actual definition of a steam trap has been the subject of debate for some years, with some literature suggesting that an orifice device is actually a steam trap. In our view, a steam trap is either a mechanical, thermostatic or thermodynamic device that allows condense to be removed from a process steam system or heat exchanger with the minimum loss of steam energy. Mechanical steam traps from our own perspective are Free Float Steam Traps from TLV; this range covers process and line drain applications and arrived on the world market in 1966. Since then many improvements have been made to this range which includes the X Element for rapid air removal and later bimetal air removal on some steam traps including the latest line drain technology.

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