STEAM TRAPS & VALVES BY GESTRA

Steam's most important task is to generate thermal energy through condensation, and to heat a variety of media in heat exchangers. During this process, the steam flows through pipes and cools down more and more en route, so that condensate forms here, too.

Condensate prevents the optimum transfer of heat, but also, in particular, leads to erosion and water hammer. To enable steam systems to work reliably and efficiently, steam traps discharge any condensate that builds up, while retaining the valuable steam to the greatest possible extent. How well steam traps perform this task is influenced to a considerable extent by the system's

  • Reliability in operation

  • Availability and

  • Cost efficiency.


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BK Thermostatic Steam Traps

Thermostatic steam traps for removing condensate from steam or for venting steam pipes.

In steam traps with GESTRA Thermovit regulators, the opening and closing process is controlled by the interaction of bimetallic plates and a stage nozzle. It is precisely this principle that makes steam traps from the BK series highly responsive, very efficient and extremely resistant.

USE

Robust steam traps for condensate removal from heating processes with small load fluctuations.
Especially recommended for use in:

  • Saturated steam pipes

  • Superheated steam pipes

  • Trace heaters

  • Air heaters

Thanks to automatic venting, steam traps from the BK series are also ideal for use as air vents.

These steam traps are insensitive to frost and water hammer, resistant to corrosion and require little maintenance.

The traps regulate the flow of medium using a highly responsive Thermovit regulator. Specially shaped bimetallic plates arranged one above the other expand as the media temperature rises, moving the stage nozzle. The flow orifice closes. In the cold state, the regulator is fully open. That is why steam traps from the BK series boast an excellent start-up performance.

Thermostatic Steam Traps MK

Thermostatic steam traps for removing condensate from steam or for venting steam pipes

A distinguishing feature of the MK series is the outstanding responsiveness of the membrane regulator. It is especially suitable for heat exchangers whose operation is adversely affected even by minimal banking-up of condensate.

USE

Highly responsive steam trap for draining heating processes.
Especially recommended for use in:

  • Saturated steam pipes

  • Trace heaters

  • Heating coils

  • Air heaters

  • Steam roller presses/iron presses

  • Tyre presses

Moreover, the MK series is ideal for use as an extremely fast-acting air vent.

Ball Float Steam Traps UNA

Steam traps with ball float for removing condensate from steam, cold condensate or distillates without banking-up

The traps with the tried and tested rolling ball seal work with exceptionally low friction and therefore have very low actuating forces. They are durable and guarantee maximum tightness.

USE:

Universal steam trap for virtually all requirements. Especially recommended for the drainage of

  • Steam-regulated heat exchangers

  • Systems with a high condensate flowrate

  • Steam manifolds

  • Steam driers, gas driers, cyclone separators

  • Systems with very small operating pressures, very low differential pressure and extremely variable operating conditions

  • Vacuum systems

  • Gas and compressed air lines

  • Drying cylinders

The series is also ideal as a discharge controller on flash tanks and feedwater tanks.

Thermodynamic Steam Traps DK

Steam traps for draining steam pipes, trace heaters and steam systems

These steam traps work on the basis of a simple thermodynamic principle. Incoming condensate lifts the valve disk of the regulator to the open position, while steam causes it to close immediately. The traps in the DK series are correspondingly simple in structure, feature a small, compact body and are low in cost.

USE:

Compact steam trap for draining heating processes with small load fluctuations.
Especially recommended for use in:

  • Saturated steam pipes

  • Superheated steam pipes

  • Trace heaters

  • Air heaters

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