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TLV – Steam Traps

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Automatic valves for the purpose of discharging condensate without venting steam.


TLV Corporation has a wide variety of products including:

  • Specialty steam traps
  • Condensate Recovery
  • Pressure Reducing Valves
  • Control Valves and controllers
  • Cyclone Separators
  • Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Air and Drain Traps
  • Control valves and noise treatment
Mechanical Steam Traps

Mechanical Steam Traps

Mechanical steam traps utilize buoyancy to open and close the valve.
Also known as ‘Float Traps’ or ‘Bucket Traps’.

Thermodynamic Steam Traps

Thermodynamic Steam Traps

Steam traps that utilize the difference in the thermodynamic properties of condensate and steam.
Also known as ‘Disc Traps’

Thermostatic Steam Traps

Thermostatic Steam Traps

These traps utilize the difference in the temperatures of steam and condensate.
Also known as ‘Temperature Control Traps’ or ‘Balanced Pressure Traps.’

Steam Trap Stations

Steam Trap Stations

Compact, reliable steam trap stations for condensate drainage from steam mains, tracers and light processes.

Benefits and Features

A steam trap is a kind of automatic valve that discharges condensate generated during processes and in steam transport lines while preventing any steam from escaping (‘trapping’ the steam). Steam traps can be divided into three general categories based on their operation mechanism: mechanical, thermodynamic, and thermostatic. TLV manufactures all three of these categories.

Our extensive product line-up makes it possible to select the optimal product to suit your objective or application.
Each trap offers the highest level of energy conservation in its class.
Much consideration is given to the aspect of maintenance, as evidenced by designs that include the unitization of parts, interchangeable parts, and utilization of re-useable PTFE gaskets.

Application Areas

Below are some common applications and the steam trap types that are often used for each application:

Steam Transport Lines (Steam Main Lines)
– Free Float® for main lines
– Disc type
Steam Heating Equipment
– Free Float®
– Thermostatic
– High-capacity Free Float®
Tracers, Freeze Protection, Room Heating
– Thermostatic
– Free Float®
– Temperature control traps, radiator traps

The different types of traps can also be used in numerous other types of applications in addition to those mentioned above. Contact your TLV sales representative for details.

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