Steam Traps Fail Often
Failures are frequent, expensive, and hidden
Steam traps have a 8 -15% annual failure rate leading to production downtime and expensive leaks
Open Failures lose steam and can cost $10,000 - $100,000 in lost energy, as well as affect system pressure and efficiency.
Closed failures can halt heat production and can build pressure to dangerous levels inside system. Over time, the stagnant condensate will turn to carbonic acid (co3) and deteriorate all the metal it comes in contact with.
Save Fuel and
Steam trap failures lead to heavy steam leaks, which often account for over 5% of a plants fuel and water treatment costs
Failures can be difficult to detect manually, even with trained staff and the right equipment
When steam traps fail closed, water hammers and freeze events can occur, which lead to dangerous conditions and production downtime
A more efficient steam system leads to an improved environmental footprint to meet your CO2 budget