September 2, 2017

Best Practice No. 12 – Steam Locking or Binding

In today’s steam operations, steam locking (also called steam binding) is seldom detected or diagnosed as the root cause of system problems. Instead, problems are almost always blamed on a malfunctioning steam trap. However, steam locking is not a new problem in steam system operation; in fact, it was written about in detail in a steam engineering manual back in 1939.

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