TEL 262-654-3833 | Hours 8AM-5PM Central Standard Time M - F
Select Page

Sterlco Inverted Bucket Steam Traps

Sterlco Inverted Bucket Steam Traps are designed for extended service and low maintenance with medium and high pressure steam. Sterlco® Bucket Traps feature an inverted bucket design with corrosion resistant stainless steel parts for optimal performance with blast coils, laundry equipment, hot water heaters, steam kettles and a broad range of industrial and process applications.

Key to the reliability of a Sterlco® Bucket Trap is that the trap is selected for the actual pressure differential of your application, and the valve seat and plug are in the top, away from the dirt and debris that collects in the trap body. A trap being used for a greater differential than its rating will not open. Conversely, a trap with a rating which exceeds the differential pressure will operate at a reduced capacity. Initially primed to create a water seal with the bucket in a down (fully open) position, air and water enter the trap through the inlet tube. Air is vented from a small orifice in the top of the bucket while condensate flows out from under the bucket. When steam enters the trap, it fills the bucket, causing it to become buoyant, overcoming the weight of the bucket, and rising to “snap” the plug into the seat. The trap stays fully shut until sufficient steam has condensed to allow the bucket to immediately drop, and return to its full open state. Sterlco® offers seven models in 20 capacities. Using the table on the next page, specify the Sterlco® trap which delivers the most efficient energy saving operation and lowest maintenance cost.

Showing 1–25 of 106 results