The use of heat traps by suitable piping to stop the natural circulation is a former well-known knowledge, but seems to have been forgotten in many of todays installations. This is often confirmed when we follow up different installations in the field. Natural circulation leads to additional heat loss, but also to components being unnecessarily exposed to high temperatures for a long time which could lead to shorter life expectancy for the product. A heat-trap is a smart thing to make, even though it takes a little longer installation time when you make it, in the long run it saves you time and hazzel.
Heat traps in installations 20120508