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What is this steam piping and what is it for?

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beedub
beedub Member Posts: 7
edited November 2022 in Strictly Steam
I don’t do much steam where I’m located. Thank you in advance. 

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  • bburd
    bburd Member Posts: 918
    edited November 2022
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    This is a two pipe steam system. The insulated pipes carry steam. Looks like they feed a load off to the upper right of the photo.

    The uninsulated pipes carry condensate. The end of the steam main has a drip through a service valve, strainer and steam trap to drain the condensate that forms in all steam piping. The trap prevents steam from passing into the condensate main, which could close other traps and stop flow in other parts of the system. There is also a pipe from the load that returns to the condensate main.

    Bburd
    beedub
  • beedub
    beedub Member Posts: 7
    edited November 2022
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    Ok, thank you!!
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,527
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    That is a steam trap which is improperly piped. Looks like high pressure steam
    mattmia2