- Maintenance Engineer
Major Midwestern University
Yes, it does and no, not at all.
1THE STEAMGARD SYSTEM® covers a wide range of pressures, temperatures and condensate loads with its numerous nozzle configurations. In addition, STEAMGARD® condensate removal devices can be engineered in parallel to provide extended capacity, while limiting steam losses. Capacity follows the load lines of the connected equipment.
2As pressure increases, condensate capacity of the STEAMGARD® unit increases. Negative back pressure (vacuum) increases condensate capacity; positive back-pressure decreases condensate capacity. Click here for a graph showing STEAMGARD's® operating capacity under varying loads.
3Typical flat plate orifice steam traps have limitations: They create excess steam due to their flow characteristics. Their sharp edges can cause "wire draw" effect, especially at higher pressures, which can cause the orifice to enlarge and distort in the direction of flow. They're subject to plugging. Backside eddy currents allow contaminants in the steam to settle on the backside of the orifice and eventually plug the flow.
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