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Condensate Recovery Pump for Closed Systems

Condensate Recovery Pump for Closed Systems

Overview

PowerTrap® GT

This pump is mechanically operated with steam or compressed and does not require electricity. Effective at eliminating pooled condensate from inside equipment.

The PowerTrap® is capable of discharging condensate under conditions in which a steam trap alone would not suffice.

Suitable for use on closed systems* for the complete recovery of condensate heat and water from steam-using equipment.

* for open systems, see:


PowerTrap® GT

Features and Benefits

Features

  • Powered by steam or compressed air, no need for electricity
  • Mechanical pump, suitable for use in explosion-proof installations
  • Cavitation-free
  • Built-in trap allows for use on applications where pressures fluctuate from vacuum pressures to positive pressures.
  • Inline maintenance possible
  • Compact, space-saving (GT10L)
Features

GT Series Benefits

Built-in steam trap

  • Internal high-capacity steam trap
  • When the GT inlet pressure is greater than back pressure, the GT acts as a steam trap, continuously discharging condensate. When the GT inlet pressure is less than back pressure, the GT acts as a mechanical pump, forcing out the condensate.
  • Automatically switches between pump and trap operation, with no need for steam trap sizing.

Built-in steam trap

Instantaneous switching between motive medium / exhaust valves

  • Unique snap-action mechanism instantaneously opens or closes motive medium inlet and exhaust valves. This prevents leakage of the motive medium and valve / valve seat erosion 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

  • No need to detach from piping to perform maintenance.
  • Fast and easy cleaning of intake valve, which is prone to scale build up, by simply opening a plug to remove (GT10).

Easy Maintenance

Stainless steel check valves for durability.

  • Newly-developed high-capacity CK3MG and CKF3MG check valves (CKF3MG for flanged GT10).
  • 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 of high temperature condensate
  • Pumping of condensate from low-pressure areas to high-pressure areas
  • Removal of condensate from vacuum pressure system

Closed System

Key Points

Benefits

  • Steam trap is built-in, no need for external trap
  • No flash steam discharge
  • Small reservoir; smaller than receiver on open systems

Notes

  • As it contains a steam trap, one PowerTrap® system should be used for each area where there is steam-using equipment.
  • There is a minimum height requirement to ensure that condensate flows naturally, by gravity, to the GT10 / GT10L (GT10: approx. 1 m, GT10L: approx. 0.5 m)

General Configuration

General Configuration

Piping Example

Piping Example


Operation Animation



Condensate Recovery Pump for Closed Systems

Lineup

Model Appearance Max Operating Pressure (psig) Max Operating Temperature (°F) Specifications
GT5C GT5C 75 365 778 kb
GT10 GT10 150 365 245 kb
GT10L GT10L 150 365 318 kb
GT10M GT10M 150 365 214 kb
GT14 GT14 200 392 245 kb
GT14L GT14L 200 428 242 kb
GT14M GT14M 200 428 242 kb