Steam Tracers are a good application for MEI venturis.
Because tracers are steady state using a venturi to trap the steam is not controversial. The main attraction to venturis is their reliability. Because they are continuous flow, they always remain hot and therefore will not freeze, even in severe climates. And because our venturis are made from 316 stainless steel, they are permanent. With an 80% reduction in maintenance, an annual blowdown of the Y-strainer is a typical preventive maintenance regimen. The health of a venturi can be quickly determined by checking the temperature of the Y-strainer with a heat gun to ensure there is normal flow.