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Steam Traps and steam equipment » Ball float & thermostatic LFT 443

The Float Trap is probably the oldest on the market and even today it finds a fairly widespread use.

With regard to construction, there are several minor variations, but the operating principle is always the same.

The principal advantage of the float trap is, that it discharges all condensate as soon as it presents itself, independent of its temperature. The main inherent disadvantage is that it will not discharge air. As a result this trap has to be provided with an air vent, to be opened periodically, particularly during start-up.

However, very often these valves are either forgotten to be opened, or to be closed, thus resulting in flooded heat exchangers, or in a considerable loss of live steam.

Frequently a float traps is therefore provided with an automatic air vent e which, in fact, is a secondary trap of the thermostatic type.

Ball float and thermostatic steam traps LFT 443
Other Ball float thermostatic steam traps:
Ball float & thermostatic LFT 14 Ball float & thermostatic LFT 441 Ball float & thermostatic LFT 442 Ball float & thermostatic BF G600 Ball float and thermostatic steam traps LFT 443

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Limiting Conditions
RatingANSI 300
PMA50 bar
TMA410°C
Max Differential Pressure (Barg)4,5 - 10 - 14 - 21 - 32
Sizes
3"
Connections
ScrewedASME B1.20.1 (NPT) BS21 (BSP)
Socket weldASME B16.11
FlangedASME B16.5/UNI/DIN

Main Features:

Excellent air venting by thermostatic air vent

Discharge condensate at steam temperature

Operates with saturated and superheated steam

Suitable for heavy condensate load

Simple and reliable construction

Ordering Information:

Inlet pressure

Back pressure

Operating temperature

Condensate load

End connections

PosDescriptionMaterialsMaterialsSpares
1BodyASTM A216 WCBASTM A351 CF8M 
2CoverASTM A216 WCBASTM A351 CF8M 
3GasketSW 316/GraphiteSW 316/GraphiteX
4, 5, 6Valve assemblySS 316LSS 316LX
7Ball floatSS 316LSS 316LX
8Thermostatic air ventSSSSX
9BoltingB7/2HB8/Gr8 
Ball float and thermostatic steam traps LFT 443
Size (inches)ABCS (flgd)     S (sw or scrw.)Weight (Kg)
3"25024017548040
Dimensions: A, B, C, S are in millimeters (mm)

11/02

Installation:

The trap should be installed with the float arm in horizontal plane. Must be fitted below the drain point of the equipment.

Isolating valve should be installed upstream and downstream of the trap for safe maintenance.

Always open isolation valve slowly until normal operating conditions are achieved to avoid system shocks.

Maintenance:

The trap can be maintained without disturbing the piping connections. Ensure that trap is isolated upstream and downstream before attempting to dismantle it. Allow the trap to cool before dismantling.

Item 3 (gasket), 4-5-6 (valve assembly), 7 (ball float) and 8 (air vent) can be replaced bring the traps as new conditions.

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