Boiler Valves and Fittings

Boiler Valves and Fittings

Updated Jan 21, 2021

 After finishing this lesson, you will be able to identify the different types of valves, gauges, and steam traps used in the operation of a steam boiler. In addition, you will be able to explain how these steam fittings are used to safely operate a steam boiler. • Identify five types of valves commonly associated with steam boiler operation • Describe two types of gauge glasses used in boiler operation • Explain the difference between a safety valve and a relief valve and discuss how they are used in steam boiler operation • Describe the purpose of a pigtail siphon on a Bourdon tube pressure gauge • Describe the purpose of steam traps in conjunction with steam boiler operation and identify the three basic categories of steam traps • Describe the purpose of a feedwater regulator and explain ho