The Technology Explained


No moving parts
Fenix EF Trap
With a constant condensate seal steam can not be lost

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No wear can occur

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Start Up conditions

condex startupUnder start up conditions steam within the system collapses to produce condensate as heat is dissipated to warm the contact  surface. The cool condensate then passes through the nozzle of the steam trap without any opposing force. This enables the
Fenix Hydrodynamic steam trap to pass 3 times the volume of condensate possible under maximum running conditions.

Start ups are normally faster and with less water hammer than
with other, mechanical traps.


Running conditions

condex runningOnce “warmed up”, steam and condensate approach the nozzle of the steam trap, where the slower moving, higher  density, condensate is preferentially discharged.

The hot condensate passing through the nozzle is now at, or close to, the saturated steam temperature. As it passes  from the high to the low pressure side of the trap. This causes flash to be created and accelerates in all directions both pushing the condensate along the discharge pipe and applying a back pressure to the rear of the nozzle reducing the capacity of the trap.

As the conditions or load changes that effect the  process, so the flash changes, changing the back pressure and discharge volume of the steam trap instantly without lag or loss of energy.

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Get in Touch

Telephone:  +44 (0)7983 662 168

Energy Optimised Ltd
10 Mallard Way, Aldermaston, Reading RG7 4UT. United Kingdom