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Universal USIB450

Inverted bucket steam traps are primarily used for drip applications. They can be used for process applications on certain, where discharging air during system start-up is not a critical factor. To learn and see more, please visit the Inverted Bucket section.

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Product Overview
DRIP, TRACING: The USIB450 inverted bucket steam trap modules must be mounted to a Universal Connector. They are typically used for drip applications such as draining condensate from steam mains or steam supply lines as well as for steam tracing applications. USIB450H is the higher capacity model.
Features
• Trap module can be easily removed and replaced in minutes without having to disconnect any piping
• Hardened stainless steel valves and seat
• Freeze resistant
• Connectors available with integral strainers and blowdown valves
• 360º swivel design for convenient installation
How It Works
The UC450 universal connector is permanently installed into the pipeline where the steam trap would normally be placed. The trap module, which functions like any standard inverted bucket steam trap, is fastened to the universal connector with two bolts. When a new trap module is needed, it can be easily removed and replaced with a standard open-end or socket wrench without disturbing the existing piping.
Selection / Sizing / Capacities
Dimension and Weights
Installation and Maintenance
Universal connector is first permanently threaded or welded into piping system. The USIB trap module is attached to the universal connector with two bolts. When a new trap is needed, it can be easily removed and replaced with a standard open-end or socket wrench without disturbing the existing piping. Trap must be installed
in upright position as shown to function properly. With superheated steam, a check valve must be installed at inlet of trap to prevent the loss of prime. In vertical piping installations with upward flow, use of a blowdown valve is not recommended because discharge would be in upward and possibly unsafe direction.
Sample Specification
The steam trap shall be an all stainless steel modular design, inverted bucket type with a frictionless valve lever assembly. The trap shall have a 360 degree swivel mount on a stainless steel Universal Connector that is available with integral strainer and blowdown valve options.