Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Posted by Ankit Chugh on 10:28 AM
General Design Considerations
• Piping shall be designed for complete condensate removal. Drip legs complete with steam traps shall be provided at all low points, at the base of a vertical risers, at dead-ends, and on long runs at intervals.
1. Thermal growth must be considered when locating low point drains (both hot and cold positions of the pipe should be considered).
2. Steam lines that require any type of restriction devices, such as orifices or flow nozzles, must have adequate drainage upstream of the device.
3. Any gate valve in a steam system should be installed with the stem in an upright position, to avoid
condensate entrapment of fluids in the bonnet.
4. Thermal movements shall be considered when designing in the model. Adequate clearance shall be
maintained between the piping O.D. (including insulation) and adjacent commodities, to ensure clearance when the piping moves from the cold to the hot position.
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