In practice in the field as a filter or pipe fitter must often encounter piping components such as strainers, steam traps, vent and drain even we also often install it, but sometimes we are wrong to mention his name or even some who do not know the name and utility at all. Therefore on this occasion, I try to parse a little about the definition and function of the components of the piping. Strainer (strainer) point is a filter tool either in the form of solid, liquid or gas. This filter tool is used on pipelines to filter out dirt on the flow so that the flow to be processed or the outcome of the process is better quality. Keep in mind that the installation of the strainer should not be reversed, note the direction of the arrow in the body of the strainer. Usually, the installation with satisfactory and best quality can only be done by workers who already have decades of experience such as gas fitters in Edmonton. Steam Trap is a tool used to get rid of water from steam, where this water is no used will even provide resistance to the steam flow or can cause other losses.
This steam trap is placed at the lowest point of a pipeline or installed in a piping bag called Drip Leg. The Steam Trap is also not upside down, pay attention to the direction of the arrow on the body (casing).If there is no arrow drawing then ask engineering or stakeholders. The vent is a gas, air or vapor discharge. While the drain is a liquid waste disposal device. In the exhaust system contained in the pipe or equipment, Vent and Drain in the way it works can be divided into two parts namely work and not work. For Vent and Drain grouped work, it is intended that this equipment is used on pipes or equipment in a working state for a long time or continuously. Vent and Drain grouped do not work only used at certain times only, for example at the time of testing, start up or shut down. For Vent and Drain the installation must be approved piping engineering group in advance, both on its use and placement. In addition, must also note the installation of plugs on the valve like a plug or blind flange.