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.

 

Thermostatic steam traps BK

Thermostatic steam traps for removing condensate from steam or for venting steam pipes.

 

In steam traps with GESTRA Thermovit regulators, the opening and closing process is controlled by the interaction of bimetallic plates and a stage nozzle. It is precisely this principle that makes steam traps from the BK series highly responsive, very efficient and extremely resistant.

In steam traps with GESTRA Thermovit regulators, the opening and closing process is controlled by the interaction of bimetallic plates and a stage nozzle. It is precisely this principle that makes steam traps from the BK series highly responsive, very efficient and extremely resistant.

 

Thermostatic steam traps MK

Thermostatic steam traps for removing condensate from steam or for venting steam pipes

 

A distinguishing feature of the MK series is the outstanding responsiveness of the membrane regulator. It is especially suitable for heat exchangers whose operation is adversely affected even by minimal banking-up of condensate.

 

Drainage module QuickEM

Preassembled modules for quick and easy installation

 

GESTRA QuickEM drainage modules are units with carefully arranged pipework, consisting of a steam trap, sightglass, check valve, stop valves and bypass pipe, plus all the necessary pipes, flanges, gaskets and screws. GESTRA QuickEM-Control drainage modules are used for steam trap monitoring and are equipped with an electrode either in the steam trap itself or in a test chamber.

Ball-float steam traps UNA

Steam traps with ball float for removing condensate from steam, cold condensate or distillates without banking-up

 

The traps with the tried and tested rolling ball seal work with exceptionally low friction and therefore have very low actuating forces. They are durable and guarantee maximum tightness.

 

Thermodynamic steam traps DK

Steam traps for draining steam pipes, trace heaters and steam systems

 

These steam traps work on the basis of a simple thermodynamic principle. Incoming condensate lifts the valve disk of the regulator to the open position, while steam causes it to close immediately. The traps in the DK series are correspondingly simple in structure, feature a small, compact body and are low in cost.

 

SIP (steam-in-place) steam traps for aseptic and sterile applications

Thermostatic steam traps with minimum stagnant area for sterile and aseptic

applications

 

For CIP (clean-in-place) and SIP (steam-in-place) processes, recognition of the aggregate state and an adequate steam trap reaction time are crucial factors. The STERIline membrane regulators employed in the SMK series react especially quickly to changing temperatures or operating states, thanks to their design, smaller surface and low weight.

 

Trap with pump function

Valves that discharge and lift condensate Ball-float steam traps with pump

function – UNA 25-PK:

 

 

These units function primarily as steam traps. The integrated, automated pump function ensures that condensate is discharged even under reduced steam pressure or high back pressure. The condensate is then pumped out of the body with the aid of booster steam.

Condensate lifter with ball float – UNA 25-PS:

The automated pump function ensures that the return of condensate is always based on demand. The condensate is pumped out of the body with the aid of booster steam.

 

Steam trap testing equipment VKP 10, VKP 41plus, VKP 41plus Ex

 

 

 

Prevent steam leakage and banked-up condensate

with state-of-the-art technology

 

Compact steam traps with swivel connection

Steam traps for universal connector

 

 

Compact, maintenance-free steam traps of stainless steel for connection to universal connectors. These steam traps can be secured with just two screws. Installation and removal is therefore extremely quick and simple.

For connection to universal connectors, we offer:

* Steam traps with membrane regulator – MK 36A-71/-72

* Bimetallic steam traps – BK 36A-7

* Thermodynamic steam traps – DK 36A-7

* Inverted bucket steam traps – IB 16A-7

 

Universal connector TS 36

 

A winning team: compact, robust steam trap with no loss of

steam, combined with all stop valves and with test and drainage

function.

 

Universal connector UC 36 and UCY 36

Compact connector with swivel connection

 

The universal connector is available with and without integrated dirt trap.

The steam traps can be secured with just two screws. Installation and removal is therefore extremely simple.

 

Integrated steam trap monitoring equipment VK, NRG, VKE

 

Visual or electronic – a reliable watchdog for every steam

trap

Unwanted banking-up of condensate leads to an inadequate exchange of heat and to water hammers that damage the material. A loss of steam costs energy and therefore constitutes a major financial loss. Moreover, both of these can adversely affect system safety. Therefore, monitoring steam traps for the banking-up of condensate and loss of steam always makes sense. Sightglasses – GESTRA Vaposkops – or monitoring electrodes are a fixed part of the equipmen