Spirax Sarco introduced the PC3000 and PC4000 pipeline-connector range. This range has been developed to satisfy the needs of modern process industries, significantly simplifying installation and reducing maintenance time. Traditional steam-trapping assemblies often require the plant to be shut down for new traps to be installed, taking significant time and reducing production output. The PC3000 and PC4000 pipeline connectors, with single or double isolation, allow steam traps to be installed without need for process shutdown. These pipeline connectors are ideal for the oil and specialty-chemical industries and are suitable for manifold applications where steam traps are used on tracing and main-line drainage. Some of the range’s features and benefits include an American Society of Mechanical Engineers 600-rated forged body suitable for use on lines up to 800°F, a fully shrouded piston-valve stem that reduces the potential of corrosion, and a standard fitted strainer that protects the steam trap from debris entrained in the condensate. A universal steam-trap connection allows the safe fitting of the complete range of steam traps without interruption to existing processes.