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insulation on steam traps

Any reason you would not insulate a F/T trap on a 15 psi steam system with a removalbe insulation jacket?


  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    15 psi would be 250 degrees

    so it probably would be a good idea so long as its removable for maintenance issues.. i think i remember something like that in the navy in the engine rooms where it looked like a thick pad (probably asbestos back then) and it had what could only best be described as shoe lacing that could be undone to remove the pads..
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  • reid0
    reid0 Member Posts: 4
    You can use jackets on Float/thermostatic traps

    Float/thermostatic traps are one of the steam traps that are ok to

    insulate with jackets - http://www.thermaxxjackets.com/what-types-of-steam-traps-can-you-insulate/

    As long as you'll recover the cost of the jacket in your energy savings, and use a jacket that fits and is easy enough to remove that it doesn't inhibit maintenance of the steam trap, it sounds like a good idea.
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