Inverted Bucket Steam Trap

GOOD INVERTED BUCKET STEAM TRAP TIME SERIES VIEW
This trap will operate in an “open-close” cycle. The number of cycles and the time between cycles is dependent on the condensate load and the size of the trap. Here is a typically “good” trap operation.

INVERTED BUCKET STEAM TRAP STUCK OPEN TIME SERIES VIEW
When the bucket loses its’ prime it sinks and forces the discharge valve open. Acoustically the “open-close” pattern disappears and only a steady rushing sound of steam blowing through will be heard.

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