How does the Laser TrapTester™ (TEM1) work?
The Laser TrapTester™ is designed to measure temperatures. There is a correlation between steam pressure and temperature. If a trap is working properly, typically there is a drop in pressure from the inlet pipe to the outlet pipe, thus a significant drop in temperature. The Laser TrapTester™ is easy to use, just point the laser to the outlet pipe and read the digital temperature reading. If there is little to no change in temperature from the inlet pipe to the outlet pipe, this would indicate that the steam trap is allowing steam to “blow through” as opposed to collecting and releasing condensate only. *Please note: The Laser TrapTester should never be pointed into an individual’s eyes.