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Condensate Recovery Pump for Open Systems

Condensate Recovery Pump for Open Systems

Overview

PowerTrap® GP

The PowerTrap® is a pump that transports condensate, powered by pressure from steam or compressed air without the use of electricity.

It is ideal for use in open systems* which collect condensate from steam-using equipment for the purposes of recovering heat energy and recycling treated water.

* for closed systems, see GT10.


PowerTrap® GP

Features and Benefits

Features

  • Powered by steam or compressed air, no need for electricity
  • Mechanical pump, suitable for use in explosion-proof areas
  • Cavitation-free
  • Inline maintenance possible
  • Compact, space-saving (GP10L)
  • Optional cycle counter available to assist in monitoring pump cycles, scheduling maintenance, and estimating flow volume.

Features

GP Series Benefits

Instantaneous switching between motive medium / exhaust valves

  • Unique snap-action mechanism instantaneously opens or closes the motive medium inlet and exhaust valves. This prevents leakage of the motive medium and erosion of the valve/valve seat that tends to occur with crank mechanism pumps.
  • Stainless steel internal parts and durable compression coil spring.

Instantaneous switching between motive medium / exhaust valves

Easy Maintenance

  • Maintenance is possible without removal of piping.
  • Fast and easy cleaning of intake valve, which is prone to scale build up, by simply opening a plug to remove (GP10).

Easy Maintenance

Stainless steel check valves for durability.

  • Newly-developed high-capacity CK3MG and CKF3MG check valves (CKF3MG for flanged GP10).
  • Improved durability, quiet operation and reduced return hammer after condensate discharge.
  • Center-guided for maximum reliability, even with dirty condensate.

Stainless steel check valves for durability.

Applications

Applications

  • Transport high temperature condensate
  • Pump condensate from low-pressure areas to high-pressure areas
  • Remove condensate from vacuum pressure system

Open System

Key Points

Benefits

  • Can collect and transport condensate from multiple equipment
  • Suitable for use on equipment situated at low levels

Notes

  • Requires installation of a separate steam trap for each piece of equipment
  • Requires a vent line to discharge flash steam to atmosphere

General Configuration

General Configuration

Piping Example

Piping Example


Lineup

Model Appearance Max Operating Pressure (psig) Max Operating Temperature (°F) Specifications
GP5C GP5C 75 365 354 kb
GP10 GP10 150 365 253 kb
GP10F GP10F 150 428 250 kb
GP10L GP10L 150 365 288 kb
GP10M GP10M 150 365 251 kb
GP14 GP14 200 392 253 kb
GP14L GP14L 200 428 266 kb
GP14M GP14M 200 428 243 kb

Operation Animation