Latest steam trap to launch at MAINTEC
04 March 2013
Thermal Energy International is launching its Opal GEM steam trap. Like all other GEM Traps, it uses the high density condensate within its specially configured orifice to hold back steam. As GEM Traps have no moving parts to wear out or fail, maintenance of steam systems converted to GEM Traps is reduced to simple annual inspection and, if necessary, cleaning.
Specifically designed for 'low load' line drainage and trace heating applications, benefits claimed for the Opal GEM Trap include: Compact with integral strainer Easy to retrofit (same fitting dimensions as mechanical traps) Fully maintainable in-line Easy access to both integral strainer and orifice chamber 10-year performance guarantee As GEM Traps cannot fail open, there is no path for live steam to leak into the condensate lines causing pressurisation and backpressure problems with neighbouring traps. The company says converted systems result in permanent energy savings of 10 to 30%. The savings in energy alone typically pay for the conversion of the system within 2 years. Stand C7