Quick trap sets for the installation of dirt pockets on process steam lines can be seen as an expensive option. If you look at the quick trap systems available presently you can see why it looks that way. Consider that one major UK manufacture recently quoted (March 2019) almost £900 for multiple quick trap systems with double block and bleed; and that price didn’t include the steam trap. Here at Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd we felt that there is a gap in the market for a reasonably priced fabricated version of quick trap systems.
Quick Trap Systems A Competitive Solution.
We looked at what we carried in stock here at Besseges (VTF) Ltd and then contacted one of our customers; who specialise in process steam fabrication. From that we managed to put together a parts list of stainless steel socket weld steam ball valves, a TLV F46 stainless steel socket weld quick trap connector, socket weld tee (3000lb) and schedule 40 stainless steel seamless tube. These parts welded together, and pressure tested by a quality assured business; will produce good quality stainless steel quick trap systems.
We can now offer quick trap systems at prices that make sense and not a price that makes your accountant have a melt-down. At the time of writing our latest product, quick trap systems. Are available at £450 each complete with double block and bleed valves, quick trap connection and built in strainer. Even when you add the steam trap, we can offer a thermodynamic version at around £600 complete; or even a free float line drain at £650. This again at the time of writing (March 2019) is over £300 per set cheaper than our major competitor. If you would like to know more about our quick trap systems, please contact our sales team.
Quick Trap Systems Advantages.
The advantageous of quick trap systems are clear, as there are no threaded joints the chances of leaks are greatly reduced. In the case of our standard unit, double block and bleed allows the trap to be changed without isolating the entire steam line. A built in strainer ensures function is not impaired by foreign bodies in the steam system. The two bolt quick action allows for easy steam trap replacement; and additionally TLV provide a wide range of quick traps including thermodynamic, free float and thermostatic versions.
For those requiring a threaded connection we can provide replacement threaded ends for the inlet and outlet ball valves. This option does come at the same cost as a complete stainless steel steam ball valve but is not a great cost. However you are connecting the quick trap systems, we can provide the solution you are looking for here at Besseges (VTF) Ltd, contact our sales team for a complete guide and availability.
Quick Trap Systems TLV Steam Trap Options
There are a number of options that can be used with the TLV P46 quick trap connection, which is an integral part of our quick trap systems. Selection of the type of trap really depends on the process in question and the versatile quick trap systems are in our experience used in line drain situations. The ideal steam trap in our experience for line drains are the TLV free float steam traps; and we offer two types of this product.
The TLV S3 free float line drain quick trap is available with three orifices and they are 5, 10 and 21 bar versions. The S3 has a maximum discharge capacity of 310Kg/Hr and although the steam trap has a maximum working pressure of 21 bar, our quick trap systems are rated at a maximum of 17 bar. For higher operating pressures we can offer a quick trap unit but this would be price on application.
The TLV S5 free float line drain quick trap has four orifice options which are 5, 10, 21 and 32 bar; with a maximum capacity of 32 bar. Pressure restriction on the Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd quick trap systems restrict our option for higher pressure systems but as previously stated we can offer a higher pressure unit on application.
The following steam traps are the range we offer for quick trap systems, the quality of TLV manufactured equipment speaks for itself.
- S3 Free Float Steam Trap
- S5 Free Float Steam Trap
- S5H Free Float Steam Trap
- P46UC Thermodynamic Steam Trap
- L32 Thermostatic Steam Trap
Our business is one of only three authorised distributors in the United Kingdom; and the majority of our sales team have attended training courses with TLV at their European HQ in Germany. For quality assured product and service contact our excellent sales team for assistance and information.
Quick Trap Systems the Final Word
When purchasing process steam equipment quality is the watchword we should always adhere to. Our business in 2019 will celebrate twenty years as a TLV Authorised Distributor; and our track record working with end users and contractors speaks for itself. We have worked on projects with Consultants as well as contractors and have assisted with the correct specification of steam products.
This latest product from Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd further points to our commitment to supplying quality at sensible prices. Quick Trap Systems are not a new invention, they have been around for many years. But the price of the product has prevented many smaller businesses from accessing it; as the cost just could not be justified. We hope that our offering of quick trap systems at a competitive prices will open the door to a wider customer base; we look forward to hearing from you.