Why is none of the condensate discharged or the discharge is poor (blocked)?

a. Float is damaged or filled with condensate

To do:

1. Replace with new float

b. The float is sticking to the valve seat

To do:

1. Need cleaning

c. Orifice, screen or piping is clogged with rust or scale

To do:

1. Replace with new float

d. Steam-locking has occurred

To do:

1. Blowdown through the bypass or close the trap inlet valve and allow the trap to cool

e. Flow exceeds traps rated capacity

To do:

1. Check specifications and reselect trap suitable for actual flow

f. The trap operating pressure exceeds the maximum specified pressure, or there is insufficient differential pressure between the trap inlet and outlet

To do:

1. Compare specifications and actual operating conditions

Why is the steam discharged or it leaks from the trap outlet (blowing/steam leakage)?

a. Rust and scale has accumulated around the valve seat or under the float

To do:

1. Need cleaning

b. The Orifice is damaged

To do:

1. Replace with new valve seat

c. Float is deformed or coated with scale

To do:

1. Clean the float
2. Replace the float

d. Trap is installed above the maximum allowable inclination angle

To do:

1. Correct the installation

e. Vibration of trap occurs

To do:

1. Lengthen inlet piping, then fasten it securely

f. The air vent strip is damaged

To do:

1. Replace with a new air vent strip

what to do when the steam leaks from a place other than the trap outlet?

a. Deterioration of or damage to gaskets

To do:

1. Replace with new gaskets

b. Improper tightening torque for cover was used

To do:

1. Tighten to the proper torque

What can I do to the float when it is frequently damaged?

a. Water hammer occurs

To do:

1. Examine the piping for problems that can cause water hammer