SFK-40 Floating Ball Steam Trap
This type of steam traps do not contain any lever inside, only moving part is the float itself. The float is made of stainless steel with high surface quality. The global tolerance of the float is very low.
Body & Cover: GGG 40.3 Ductile Iron
Internal Parts & Float: Stainless Steel
Connections: Flanged, threaded
Installation direction: Horizontal
Max. Operating Pressure: 16 bar
Max. Operating Pressure diff.: 13 bar
Max Operating Temperature: 220 ° C
Max Pressure difference: Δ P 4,5/8/10/13 bar
Features of Floating Ball Steam Trap
Cost Saving Advantages of Floating Ball Steam Trap
1 - Low cost of installation and equipment
2 - Space saver, compact design
3 - Built in strainer
4 - Homogeneous abrasion on the surfaces
5 - Low failure possibility of single moving part
6 - Low maintenance cost
7 - Well resistance on water hammering
When trap is cool, the air vent opens wide for continuously discharging initial air. As cold condensate enters the trap, the float rises to allow discharge of condensate from valve port and both air and condensate from orifice. once all initial air and cold condensate have been discharged, the equipment which is connected to the steam trap reaches the operation temperature.
In this case, the condensate amount Drop s but the temperature rises. Steam enters the trap along with condensate, hot condensate heats the air vent and closes before steam can escape. The float can adjust itself according to the condensate flow rate. In order to prEvent steam leakage, discharge orifice is always kept under a certain level of water along with metal to metal sealing.
For the cases that condensate discharge is operated from the cylinder driers, a by-pass line above the cover is created with the purpose of prEventing the steam lock. The aim of this line is to discharge the steam before the correct timing of steam trap entry.
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