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Resin Traps Explained: Their Functions and Benefits

The technologies surrounding water supply, filtration and distribution have evolved at a breakneck pace in these modern times. There are now a host of different products and solutions to choose from. Of course, each of these is meant to target extremely specific needs. One common system is known as a resin trap. What is the purpose behind this component? How can it ensure higher levels of reliability and safety? What benefits does it have to offer? In order to understand when such traps could be required, it is a good idea to take a look at how they work.

Resin Traps at a Glance: The Basic Mechanics

The primary purpose behind any of these traps is to catch a leak and to prevent its effects. They are often used in conjunction with water distribution systems and resin or carbon filtration units. Let’s imagine for a moment that a leak of media occurs somewhere within the system. This media will eventually cause a blockage of the system; the reisin trap effectively prevent further material from escaping. Not only will this limit the loss of potentially expensive substances, but it will also limit (if not eliminate altogether) the chances that cross-contamination occurs.

How are They Made and Where are They Placed?

The materials employed within one of these traps will often vary depending upon the requirements of the system. However, they are generally comprised of Stainless Steel and/or PVC/PP components. A sight glass is also used so that users will be provided with unobstructed views of the trapped media.

Such traps will often be placed right at the exit of the filter units (particularly within locations that have a higher probability of leakage). They might also be present near backwash lines or service outlets. The main point is that resin traps will act as effective safeguards in the rare event that a sudden leak takes place.

What are the Main Benefits of Resin Traps?

The most obvious advantage of these units is that they can help to prevent the loss of media during a system leak or failure. However, we should also keep in mind that they may be used as effective detection mechanisms in the event that only a small amount of media is escaping. They can also help to protect sensitive pumping or filtration equipment further down the line if the flow rate is suddenly compromised. Not only are these traps extremely cost-effective accessories, but they are highly reliable and can be built according to specific customer requirement.

Ilmap offers a variety of traps and there are a number of configurations available. Of course, these are provided alongside related equipment such as filtration nozzles. Do not hesitate to take a look at this selection in greater detail and you may contact an expert if any additional questions arise. We look forward to hearing from you.