On this episode of the Boiling Point, Ritchie Ware and Gerald Blain talk steam traps. Steam traps are an essential part of any steam system. WARE recommends Gestra Steam Traps, a zero-leak Flowserve product. This model significantly lowers the fail rate from about 15% to 5% per year. Combined with the 3 year warranty, check valve and zero leak feature, this Gestra trap pays for itself in saved maintenance cost.
Steam traps remove the condensate from the system and return it to the boiler so it can be reused. Lost steam due to leaks in a system greatly increase costs in a line. The MK45 model is also serviceable in-line and removes the need for a separate strainer or check valve.
Check out the video for an in-depth look at the Gestra Steam Trap and its function.