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Varec Biogas

Varec (VApor RECovery Specialty Company) began business in the 1930's at its manufacturing plant in Compton, California. Varec was there in the infancy stage of the biogas market in the early 1950's. From the onset, Varec's focus was to deliver Biogas Handling products that suited customers' specific requirements, even if it meant creating the product off the drawing board. Varec initially sold direct to end-users and in the 1970's instituted a Sales Representative Network that catered to Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants. A select number of Sales Representatives in the United States helped Varec acquire approximately 90% installed base from the 2,500 Wastewater Treatment Plants that utilize Anaerobic Digesters for Biosolids Treatment built between the mid-60's to late 70's. Today, Varec Biogas is 100% dedicated in providing total solutions to the biogas market. In February, 2003, Westech Industrial Inc. acquired the biogas portion of the Varec business from Tyco Valves and Controls, LP Inc.

High Pressure Drip Trap

Varec Biogas 247 High Pressure Drip Trap

Varec Series 247 High Pressure Manually Operated Drip Traps are designed for collection and safe removal of condensate from high pressure gas piping. Condensate removal from gas piping systems is necessary to protect piping and equipment from possible damage caused by corrosion or water hammer. In addition, water lying in low spots in piping can restrict gas flow resulting in increased pressure drop within the system. In addition to all low spots, Varec drip traps should be installed frequently along horizontal piping runs for convenient removal of accumulated condensate. The Varec Series 247 Drip Trap is suitable for working pressures up to 100 psig (688 kPa). For drip traps with lower pressure ratings, see product data sheet for Series 246. The Varec 247 Series Drip Trap is designed to prevent gas from escaping while draining. The double-seal ball plug valves and locking lever isolate the gas line connection before opening the drain port. Condensate accumulates in the drip trap reservoir and is drained manually by operating the valve handles. When all accumulated condensate has been drained, the handles are returned to the “fill” position and locked in place. The 247 Series Drip Trap is fabricated of boiler plate carbon steel. The plug valves include a brass body with Teflon seats and 316 stainless steel ball and stem. Fill and drain pipes are of galvanized steel. Inlet and outlet connections are 1-inch NPT and the reservoir capacity is 4.0 quarts (3.8 liters).



  • Double – Seal Ball Plug Valves
  • 100 PSIG Working Pressure
  • 4 Quart Capacity Reservoir
  • Locking Lever Secures Handle Position