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Steam Trap Repair

Looking for best tool for checking steam traps.

1. Ultrasonic Listing

2. Laser Beam Temperature Sensors

3. Infrared

What have you had the best success with?

Thanks for your input.


  • Al Letellier_21
    Al Letellier_21 Member Posts: 402
    checking steam traps

    In my book the best tool for checking steam traps is a pipe wrench.....but obviously not all traps are installed with a union on the discharge. Checking the discharge visually is the best way, but when you can't a thermal camera would work the best. It can show you the slightess of temperature variations. But how many in the trade can affford one of those puppies.....they aren't cheap for sure.

    I am lucky that I have nephew in the commercial electrical business and he has one, and it is available me when I need it. Have tried it on traps and it's great.
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