How can steam trap studies help your business save money & energy?
Damaged or dirty steam traps in your plant can waste energy, cost money and even impact quality. Thermal imaging and ultrasonic testing help identify whether these problems occur in your facility.
Steam traps are automatic valves where steam is condensed into water for its return trip back to the boiler—ideally without the loss of any steam. Like any mechanical devices, steam traps sometimes need maintenance. Energy Insight, Inc., provides Certified Level 1 Thermography, as well as ultrasound services, to detect plugged or leaking steam traps. Sophisticated infrared imaging allows us to measure and compare pipe temperatures upstream and downstream from the traps. This allows us to determine whether they are working properly. The result? Improved energy efficiency and lower costs. There’s no reason to spend money to release steam into the atmosphere. Ensure your system works efficiently and effectively.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Making steam systems more efficient…could reduce annual plant energy costs by several billion dollars, and environmental emissions by millions of metric tons.” Furthermore, the Department estimates that plants can save 10% to 15% of their energy costs by optimizing their steam systems. For even more information, visit the Department of Energy website.
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