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Preventing Steam Leaks
Steam leaks, which become apparent in cold winter months, are a key concern for plant and energy managers. They can not only lead to significant energy and financial losses, but also threaten plant workers’ safety.
Our latest Steam Theory article explains why steam leaks occur, and how to prevent them.
Locations of steam leaks
The locations where steam leaks are most commonly found are:
- Pipe fittings
- Steam traps
Preventing leaks from pipe fittings
The main causes of steam leaks from pipe/valve flanged and screwed connectors are: (1) stress from pipes expanding or contracting due to the heat of the steam, (2) threaded components that have loosened due to that stress, and (3) deterioration of gaskets.
If you find steam leaking from a pipe fitting, you should investigate the cause of the leak and consider changing the number and location of pipe supports, or adding an expansion joint.
The correct answer can be found at the end of the magazine. To learn more about preventing leaks from valves and steam traps, read the full article on the TLV website.
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