GESTRA Steam traps
In industry, one of steam's most important tasks is to generate thermal energy through condensation, and to heat a variety of media in heat exchangers. During this process, the steam flows through pipes and cools down more and more en route, so that condensate forms here, too.
Condensate prevents the optimum transfer of heat, but also, in particular, leads to erosion and water hammer. To enable steam systems to work reliably and efficiently, steam traps discharge any condensate that builds up, while retaining the valuable steam to the greatest possible extent. How well steam traps perform this task is influenced to a considerable extent by the system's
- reliability in operation,
- availability and
- cost efficiency.