TLV Steam Bulletin


Varannan månad ger SteamTeam Nordic tillsammans med vår samarbetspartner TLV ut ett kortare E-magazine där vi lyfter fram och diskuterar vanliga problem som våra kunder stöter på i sina ång -och kondensatsystem.

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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.

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Locations of steam leaks

The locations where steam leaks are most commonly found are:

  • Pipe fittings
  • Valves
  • 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.

Pipe contract

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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Miss a webinar last year? Catch up on our website!


TLV Corporation held a total of 13 webinars (not including encores) in 2020! The top 3 most popular were:Water hammer

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Steam supply


We hope you enjoyed this month’s issue of the Steam Bulletin!

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