Can I use a conical head at the bottom for a small diameter steam manifold ( Schedule 40- 3 inch dia. and 2 inch dia. ) that needs to operate at high temperature (~450 deg Celcius) and High design pressure (25 bars = 363 psi)
Since this is a steam distribution and condensate removal manifold, I want the (bottom) head to allow all liquid condensate to be drained via a trap at the bottom.
Can I use a conical head in such a high pressure case? Or are they reserved for lower pressure applications?
Should I stick with Elliptical head?
Also, which would be cheaper and easier to manufacture?
Thanks in Advance.