Condensate Traps for Cooling Coils

Condensate Traps for Cooling Coils

There are widespread misconceptions about condensate traps, with little thought given to simple, inexpensive details that can make them easier to inspect and maintain.

The condensate trap perhaps is the most overlooked item in the design and installation of fan coils and air handlers with cooling coils. Often, condensate traps are inadequately described in contract documents and, sometimes, are not described at all, which leaves important details to be determined by the installing contractor. It is the designer, however, who is in the best position to make these decisions because of his or her knowledge of the pressures in the air-distribution system.

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