Kadant: Case Study: Steam Trap Upgrades at Corrugated Packaging Plant Improve Heat Transfer and Extend Life

A corrugated packaging plant in Kentucky was experiencing significant condensate buildup in its heated rolls. Several steam traps used to remove condensate from the rolls were found to have failed. None of the steam traps were equipped with protective strainers or blowdown valves and had become clogged with debris causing the condensate build-up. The excess condensate was restricting heat transfer through the rolls and in the hot plate zones.

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