Sterlco® Condensate Units set a new standard of performance for pumping condensate water in a steam system. Thicker tank wall design and wear-resistant pump seals keep the system running longer and require less maintenance. We are proud to represent this high quality brand and want to share more information with you from Sterlco on their product line as well as how steam systems work.
The 3450 RPM motors assure maximum efficiency and an economical operation. Available in steel, cast iron and stainless steel receivers to fit your specific application, Sterlco Condensate Units are available with extensive capacity configurations and optional features. Decades of reliable system performance draws customers to Sterlco steam control equipment for commercial and industrial HVAC, food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, hospitals, schools, power utilities, refineries and petrochemical applications.
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Here’s a video with highlights of the Sterlco full line of steam control products.
How does a steam system work?
Steam is generated inside the boiler by heating treated condensate, above 212°F. The steam is then transported through pipes to the point of use, driving the heating process created by the steam. When the steam cools down and converts to condensate, it flows into the condensate unit, and eventually into the boiler feed unit. The boiler feed unit sends make-up water to the boiler as needed.
There are 5 key components to a steam system:
Centrifugal Pumps are the main component of any boiler feed or condensate unit and are essential to keep your steam system running efficiently. Pumps deliver condensate at proper flow rates for maximum steam control system performance. The pumps are made from high quality parts and engineered to ensure long life and peak efficiency. Maintenance is made easy with a motor and impeller removable without disturbing piping connections and easy to replace seals. If you need to replace a pump on an older boiler feed or condensate unit, Sterlco offers pump adapter kits to easily mount to the bolt patterns of other manufacturer’s units in the field.
Boiler Feed & Condensate Tanks are extremely reliable and known for their long operating life in the field. Each tank is heavy-duty for secure pump attachment and is offered in steel, cast iron, and stainless steel. If required, the tank thickness meets military specifications. Units come with a wide range of standard and optional features.
Applications requiring up to 212°F or vertical multi-stage applications utilize an elevated tank system design. If space is limited, low profile tanks are available to fit within your plant’s designed footprint.
NOTE: While Sterlco offers a full lineup of standard boiler feed and condensate units, the ability to customize is something that they specialize in. If your system needs unique tanks, pumps, or control panels, their experienced engineers can design the perfect boiler feed or condensate package to fit your application’s unique requirements.
Control panels are available for boiler feed and condensate units with multiple standard and optional features. Indoor units protect against foreign objects, settling dust and drips. Upgrades are available for outdoor use, increased water resistance and corrosion protection. If your control panel requires more features, a solution can be designed that meets your needs, budget, & timeline.
Sterlco’s Self-Modulating Temperature Control Valves are heavy-duty and designed to help maintain temperature, flow and pressure. The 56-T series lineup is designed for cooling applications while the 150 series lineup is designed for heating (D-150-G series) or cooling (R-150-G series) applications. All valves are self-modulating for continuous & accurate control. Installation is made easy with the ability to mount in any position and minimal maintenance is necessary.
Traps, strainers, and radiator valves. Sterlco offers an extensive lineup of steam traps designed for the most demanding applications. These rugged and long-lasting traps & strainers are engineered to operate at the highest efficiency levels.
Give us a call with any questions about Sterlco steam system components or to place an order – 800-355-7061. You can also grab a brochure here.