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Steam drip leg

beedubbeedub Member Posts: 2
I’m new to steam in a large commercial setting. Is this a drip leg and is the condensate pipe supposed to be trapped like this?

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  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 7,571
    Basically yes but 2 items to mention. Usually the tee feeding the trap inlet is full size of the drop but you shouldn't have an issue the way it is.

    2d Your lifting the condensate coming out of the trap. That is usually avoided but in some cases with obstructions it can't be.

    I your case it could have been avoided as the steam line is above the condensate line it would be better if the drop was shorter and the condensate went straight into the condensate return.

    They put a check valve in the trap discharge which is good.

    As long as your steam pressure is always above 1 1/2Lbs (Iam assuming the condensate riser is about 3' (I counted the bricks) and the piping isn't in a freezing cold area you should be fine
    beedub
  • beedubbeedub Member Posts: 2
    Thank you for educating me on this. I appreciate it!

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