The Fluid Controls Institute (FCI) updated American National Standards Institute standard ANSI/FCI 87-1, Classification and Operating Principles of Steam Traps. It now includes three important information sections:
FCI also updated standard FCI 85-1, Standard for Production and Performance Testing of Steam Traps. It was developed to assist manufacturers, users and specifiers of the products to comply with production and performance characteristics of automatic steam traps. These tests may be conducted to ensure the correct functioning of a steam trap or to evaluate the performance of particular designs, either currently in production or under consideration for production.