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Selecting Steam Trap For Turbine Condensate Removal

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#1 memad


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 05:49 PM

Hi, can anyone explain what the purpose of steam traps is on turbine where the exhaust steam is still superheated? would that be for start-up only? and if it is right how I can size the trap needed and select it from manufacturers

#2 Chemitofreak


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Posted 24 July 2020 - 01:49 AM



If the steam is still super heated, yes then it is for startup and shutdown.  


Refer the following link for trap selection:



Since the steam is still super heated, I think Thermodynamic should be good, like we use for steam piping/network. The trap should be located at the lowest point.


There might be a philosophy in your company about the drain size based on volume, you can use the same size of TD trap as drain size.



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