The patented stainless steel Trap Valve Station (TVS) is ideally suited for any steam piping installation, says the manufacturer. According to the company, most of the piping joints needed to properly install a steam trap and shutoff valves are eliminated, so the typical required space is reduced by 16 inches and installed costs are significantly lower. The TVS 4000 is a connector that packages two piston-style isolation valves, test valve, and stainless steel strainer with blow-down valve into one connector. This connector can accommodate inverted bucket (650 psig with a capacity to 1,300 pounds per hour), disc, thermostatic, or thermostatic wafer-style steam traps.
Armstrong International, 816 Maple St., Three Rivers, MI 49093; 269-273-1415; 269-278-6555 (fax); www.armstrong-intl.com.