What is an Air Trap?
An air trap is a device or system used to prevent air from entering or escaping a system. It is often used to prevent air from entering or leaving pipes or ducts in plumbing or HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. Air traps work by using a chamber or other mechanism to trap or separate air from the flow of water or other liquids in the system.
What are the Air Trap Types?
There are several types of air traps, including float traps, inverted bucket traps, and thermodynamic traps. Float traps use a float to open and close a valve to allow air to be trapped or released from the system. Inverted bucket traps use an inverted bucket that floats above the liquid to trap air in the system. Thermodynamic traps use a temperature sensitive element to open and close a valve to allow air to be trapped or released from the system.
Where is Air Trap Used?
It is used in a variety of applications, including air traps, boilers, heat exchangers, and other equipment that uses water or other fluids to transfer heat or energy. They are also used in cooling systems to prevent air from entering or escaping from the system. It can help increase the efficiency of the system by preventing air from entering or escaping, which can cause problems such as reduced flow or reduced heat transfer.
- Body: GGG 40.3 Ductile Iron
- Cover: GGG Ductile Iron
- Max. Operating pressure : 16 Bar
- Max. Operating temperature: 250°C
- ▲p: 4,5 – 10 – 14bar
Air Trap Usage Areas
- Heat exchangers
- Heating batteries
- Filling and draining containers
- Hot water boilers
- Liquid circuits
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