For Electric & Natural Gas Customers
Steam traps are automatic valves found on the steam lines of a natural gas and electric boiler heating system. It collects pure water from the cooling steam in piping systems and returns it to a collection tank for reuse in the steam process by using a float to trap the condensate. Once the steam has condensed to become hot water, it is removed by the trap and is either returned to the boiler or discharged to the atmosphere. The trap allows the pure hot water to be reused over and over saving energy - the more times you are able to use the same hot water, you gain efficiency.