Selection of steam traps and their safety factors
A steam trap must be properly sized to handle the full load of condensate during startup.
|Steam Trap Type||Safety Factor|
|Balanced Thermostatic Steam Trap||3|
|Bimetallic Steam Trap||2.5|
|Float Steam Trap||2|
|Inverted Bucket Steam Trap||2.5|
|Liquid Expansion Steam Trap||3|
|Thermodynamic Steam Trap||1.5|
The estimated condensate load should always be multiplied by the recommended safety factor for trap selection.