FT Float & Thermostatic Steam Traps

DRIP, PROCESS: FT Float & Thermostatic Steam Traps are designed for operating pressures up to 75 PSIG. These float and thermostatic traps are used for lower pressure HVAC and light industrial process applications. They are used on unit heaters, water heaters, pressing machines, heat exchangers and coils. For drip applications, such as draining steam mains and steam supply lines, use 3/4” FT-075 (FT73-075-13-N). F&T traps have excellent air-handling capability, which make them a better choice than Inverted Bucket traps for most process applications. FT Series traps have a dual inlet-outlet H-Pattern connection allowing for additional flexibility in installation.

  • H-pattern design allows piping from either side of the steam trap (there are two inlet ports at top and two outlet ports at bottom)
  • F&T traps have excellent air handling capability allows air to be discharged rapidly and steam to enter the system quickly during start-up
  • Welded stainless steel thermostatic air vent resists shock from waterhammer
  • In-line repairable (all internals are attached to cover)

Description

FT Float & Thermostatic Steam Traps have Cast Iron Bodies ••• H-Pattern Piping Connections ••• 75 psig Operating Pressures ••• Stainless Steel Internals. Typically used on lower pressure HVAC and light industrial steam process applications such as unit heaters, pressing machines, heat exchangers, steam coils. Contain a welded stainless steel thermostatic air vent for rapid air removal on system start-up. The dual inlet-outlet H-Pattern connection allows for additional flexibility in installation.

Float and thermostatic traps contain a float and seat mechanism with a separate thermostatic element which work together to remove both condensate and air from the steam system.

The float, which is attached to a valve, rises and opens the valve when condensate enters the trap. This allows the condensate to discharge.

Air is discharged through the thermostatic air vent to the outlet side of the trap. Steam entering the trap causes the thermostatic element to expand, closing the air vent and trapping the steam.