How To Avoid Danger of Freezing on Shut Down of a Plant

Winter weather can bring many unpleasant surprises, but, in many cases, also makes us realize that those parts of a plant which are liable to freezing should be better protected.

All steam traps will freeze and may be ruined by frost if they are installed wrong, i.e. if they are not self-draining. 

Pipelines will freeze if they are laid such that water pockets are formed or if the condensate has to be lifted. 

Heat exchangers will freeze if the remaining condensate cannot flow off. 

Learn how to avoid operating trouble in steam and condensate systems caused by freezing of equipment and plant.

The examples and hints in this Gestra technical brochure are taken from our practical experience and may help you in winterizing your plant effectively.