I. Introduction – What is a steam trap and why is it used?
II. Types of Steam Traps – Thermostatic (Temperature), Mechanical (Density), Thermodynamic (Velocity)
III. Trap Applications – Drip, Tracer and Process
IV. Basic Application Sizing
a. Condensate Loads
b. Applied Sizing Safety Factor
c. Pressure Differential
Tom Lally is a Technical Sales Specialist for A & M Industrial, Inc. in the Process Systems and Equipment division. Tom is a former employee of a worldwide manufacturer of thermal energy management solutions through the manufacture of steam traps, temperature and pressure controls, metering devices, level controls and other steam related heat transfer products. He has assisted many customers in a wide array of industries in the design and engineering of steam system solutions to improve plant efficiencies and steam energy usage. Tom received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and resides in the Toms River, NJ area.