INDUSTRIES SERVED - POWER

Velan Steam Traps And Where They are Found in Power Plants

The purpose of this document is to provide the information as to where VELAN steam traps are found in a power plant. VELAN looks at the applications in a two-fold approach:

  •      •      The primary steam traps that are used to help the plant generate electricity
  •      •      The secondary steam traps that are used to help heat the building.


PRIMARY STEAM TRAPS

These steam traps are installed throughout the plant from the boiler to the turbine, and everywhere in between. A failure at any of these trap applications can affect the output of the plant and thus are very critical to the plant’s operation. We have listed the following applications as primary steam traps:





These steam trap applications are explained in greater detail further in this document.

SECONDARY STEAM TRAPS



These steam traps are installed on the heating system and the tracing system, if the customer needs to trace fuel oil. If the plant does not have a tracing component, it will not be found at the plant. A failure of a steam trap in these applications will not affect the output of the plant, thus giving it a secondary classification. We have listed the following applications as secondary steam traps:


  •      •      Heating System-Drip Leg Applications
  •      •      Heating System-Heat Exchanger Drains
  •      •      Heating System-Unit Heater Drains
  •      •      Tracing Drains



  • These steam trap applications are explained in greater detail further in this document.