What you should consider when restarting your compressed air system - Tip 6

Fixed mechanics in steam traps

In steam traps, the mechanics of the float traps can stick in the open or closed position. This leads to reduced performance or permanent discharge and thus to damage to other system components. It is advisable to replace the float traps or, even better, to use so-called zero-loss traps that operate electronically.

Steam traps with time-controlled solenoid valves are frequently shut down during downtimes for energy-saving reasons. When restarting production, their activation must not be forgotten.

The following also applies to these components: If steam traps are not used for a long time, microorganisms form which, in the worst case, are carried along uncontrolled during start-up.