The Louisville Dryer Pipe Manifold is an alternative to the Fabricated Steam Chest design. It is comprised of concentric rings of pipe, one for each row of
The Louisville Dryer Pipe Manifold design incorporates the same proprietary Louisville Stationary Siphon Design Technology which has a higher condensate discharge capacity than rotating siphon designs. Dried products can be discharged
The Louisville Pipe Manifold design is also a good design option for processes that start and stop frequently. The frequent starts and stops can create problems with steam gasket sealing function, and tube to tube sheet connections, creating nuisance steam leaks. In our design, the steam tubes are welded directly to the manifold rings greatly diminishing the opportunity for such nuisance leaks.
Certain municipalities’ pressure vessel designation criteria find the Pipe Manifold design to be considered piping rather than a pressure vessel. In these municipalities, it simplifies operating and inspection requirements.