The condensate trap: a costly failure.

Author(s) : TRENT W.

Type of article: Article


The purpose of a condensate trap on an air-handling unit is to ensure safe and complete disposal of the water, not holding it back or allowing it to splash back into the unit, while preventing the unwanted flow of air into or from the unit. 12 common faults are illustrated. These may arise from bad design, installation or maintenance. Improved trap designs and careful fitting should avoid troubles. A.R.T.


  • Original title: The condensate trap: a costly failure.
  • Record ID : 1994-3718
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Air Cond. Heat. Refrig. News - vol. 191 - n. 8
  • Publication date: 1994/02/21
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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