Mechanical condensate pumps operate with a spring-assisted float mechanism, which means the springs themselves are a major weak point. Armstrong pumping traps have durable Inconel X-750 springs for superior corrosion resistance and longer service life. Armstrong’s Inconel springs last longer than those in competitive models.
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Condensate recovery allows you to use all of the valuable Btu within the steam system. Depending on the pressure, condensate leaving a trap contains approximately 20% of the heat energy transferred at the boiler in the form of sensible heat.
Condensate recovery systems help you reduce three tangible costs of producing steam:
The workhorses in any condensate recovery system are condensate pumps. Their job is to move condensate or other liquids from low points, low pressures or vacuum spaces to an area of higher elevation or pressure.
Armstrong can provide complete engineered condensate pumping system solutions, allowing you to take advantage of this most fundamental of energy management practices. Single pump capacities range from 350 lb/hr to 73,000 lb/hr (158 kg/hr to 33112 kg/hr), depending on application conditions. You may also depend on Armstrong for complete custom pre-piped packages, ASME packages, mechanical and electric pumps, and accessories.