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Mechanical Steam Traps

Mechanical Steam Traps

The operation principle for these steam traps utilizes buoyancy.
Also known as 'Float Traps' or 'Bucket Traps'.

Operating Pressure Range: 0 - 12 MPaG
Operating Temperature Range: 0 - 530 °C

Color Pamphlet PDF Free Float® Steam Trap Series Pamphlet (2056 KB)

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Free Float® Steam Traps (Low Pressure) Free Float® Steam Traps (Low Pressure)
Free float® steam traps, which offer continuous discharge, are optimal for processes. Models for use on low pressure up to 2.1 MPaG.
Free Float® Steam Traps (Medium / High Pressure) Free Float® Steam Traps (Medium / High Pressure)
Free float® steam traps, which offer continuous discharge, are optimal for processes. Models for use on mid to high pressure up to 12 MPaG, and some models for main lines are also available.
Free Float® Steam Traps for Main Lines Free Float® Steam Traps for Main Lines
Free float steam traps for main lines, with a tight seal even under low condensate load conditions.
Steam Traps with Bypass Valve Steam Traps with Bypass Valve
Free float steam traps with bypass valve.
Large Capacity Float Steam Traps Large Capacity Float Steam Traps
Large capacity steam traps with a maximum discharge capacity of 150 t/h.
Clean Steam Traps Clean Steam Traps
Free float steam traps designed to allow complete condensate drainage and easy disassembly for cleaning.

Merits and featuresBenefits and Features

The operation principle of mechanical traps takes advantage of the difference between the weights of condensate and steam.

TLV manufactures mainly the 'free float steam trap.'

Free float® steam traps offer the following features:

  • The float provides an infinite number of contact surfaces with the valve seat, ensuring long service life.
  • Air venting feature for improved equipment productivity.
  • Compact design with no levers or hinges.
  • Large tolerance for backpressure allows for problem-free operation even where condensate is recovered.

Application areasApplication Areas

Suitable for use in a variety of applications, including steam mains applications such as steam main lines, steam using applications such as heat exchangers, and insulation applications such as tracers.