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orifice traps do they work?

george_6
george_6 Member Posts: 1
Has anyone got any experiance retrofiting with orifice steam traps?I'm thinking about installing them in two
dormitories.

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  • Art Pittaway
    Art Pittaway Member Posts: 230
    NO....!

    They are an overpriced piece of metal with a hole, and a hot sales pitch. If you have a neuclear sub it's ok, but not in a school. Survey your traps and start a regular maintenance program. Visit the web sites and talk to the local reps for ITT Hoffman, Spirax-Sarco, or Armstrong. Both Hoffman and Spirax have excellent training programs and local reps that can give you and your maintenance staff the right story.
    Art
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,726
    And

    In most cases you don't have to even replace the old traps- you can rebuild them. Tunstall and Barnes & Jones make replacement innards for just about anything out there.

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  • Boilerpro_3
    Boilerpro_3 Member Posts: 1,231
    Maybe think about orifice valves instead....

    These limit the amount of steam entering the radiation based on pressure, so the traps are nothing but a back up.

    Boilerpro
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