Effective steam trap management ensures that you retain the benefits that efficient steam traps provide. A Spirax Sarco steam trap survey is the first step to realising these benefits.
To run a steam system safely and at peak operational efficiency, it is essential that all steam lines are cleared of condensate properly. This means ensuring that steam traps are working efficiently, a task best achieved by implementing a regular maintenance schedule.
Identification of the complete steam trap population and labelling with clear and durable tags.
Inspection of each steam trap to check that it is the right type for the application.
Inspection of each steam trap to check that it is correctly installed.
Design of the most cost-effective steam trap management programme for replacing faulty or incorrect steam traps.
Identification of other critical issues relevant to your steam and condensate system.
Identification of the complete steam trap population
Inspection of each steam trap to check that it is the right type for the application
Inspection of each steam trap to check that it is correctly installed
Ultrasonic testing of all steam traps in operation
Receive your findings all in one easy to read report:
A complete inventory of your steam trap population together with detailed operating conditions for each trap
The total cost of steam losses based on your current operating costs/conditions
The cost of leaks from associated equipment
The return on investment payback for complete rectification work
A recommended maintenance schedule
Calculations of CO2 emissions
Identification of other critical issues relevant to your steam and condensate system
Steam trap contract helps Heinz reduce carbon emissions by 200 tonnes a year.
Wholesale gas prices have seen unprecedented hikes in 2021 which has led to many energy companies folding under the pressure. It emerged that the UK’s sixth-largest energy company with 1.7m customers, is seeking a bailout to stay afloat and this trend is set to continue.
Implementing an effective steam trap management plan, doesn’t need to be complicated. Lowering Carbon output, increased production and energy savings are all benefits you could achieve from regular management.
Steam is an incredible heat transfer medium and, it’s come a long way from its traditional associations with locomotives and the Industrial Revolution. Today it’s an integral, clean and essential part of modern technology. Without it, our food, textile, chemical, medical, power, heating and transport industries could not exist or perform as they do.
Steam is an incredible heat transfer medium. Every kilogram of steam contains around 2200 kj of condensable energy. That’s 26 times more usable energy than a kilogram of water in a typical heating system based on flow and return temperatures with a delta of 20oC.
For plant managers, two things in life are certain: manufacturing uses a lot of energy; and that energy costs money. In fact, a survey by The Daily Telegraph and YouGov revealed that 28 per cent of manufacturing companies spend more than £250,000 a year on energy . That’s enough to make anyone’s eyes water.
Chances are, the most cost-effective way for plant managers to keep their steam system operating at its full potential, is to outsource some, or all, of the maintenance work. A service contract is a flexible way to make sure that a plant maintains peak operational efficiency, ensures equipment longevity and gives the customer peace of mind that all their equipment is safely maintained by dedicated engineers.
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