The Louisville Dryer Pipe Manifold is an alternative to the Fabricated Steam Chest design. The Pipe Manifold 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 product 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. Since the steam tubes are welded directly to the manifold rings, the opportunity for such nuisance leaks is greatly diminished.
Certain municipalities’ pressure vessel designation criteria find the pipe manifold design to be considered piping rather than a pressure vessel. In these municipalities, the Pipe Manifold design can simplify operating and inspection requirements.