Chemical Manufacturing Solutions
Chemical Manufacturing Facilities are heavy steam users - monitoring traps is essential
Reduce energy costs, eliminate downtime and meet sustainability standards.
Chemical manufacturing processes are very demanding on their steam system. More and more are looking for ways to catch failures right away.
Chemical Manufacturing is central to the world economy and is the largest consumer of energy in manufacturing and account for roughly 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions. They are key to achieving net-zero targets. They depend on steam for many of their processes including polymerization, heating and cooling reactors, cleaning and sterilization, extrusion, drying, bonding and even for keeping outdoor pipes from freezing.
Steam is the perfect heat source as it can be adjusted very quickly, which is necessary in many processes. This however puts a great deal of stress on the boilers and all pipes and traps. We see the failure rate of steam traps is often higher than in all other industries.
Still steam is highly efficient as far as CO2 and O2 emissions, and now with monitoring bodies clamping down on chemical manufacturing it is essential that they find every possible way to continue to decrease emissions as low as possible. Manual audits just aren’t enough in this type of environment.
Delivering Insight and Efficiency
Install monitors easily on all steam traps – no matter the pipe size
Connect via a LoRaWAN network to collect temperature and sound readings remotely
Receive steam trap failure data in real time on a dashboard and mobile phones
Drive savings and reduce emissions with robust AI-based energy insights
The Pulse steam trap monitoring solution is trusted by some of the largest chemical manufacturing plants throughout North America
Safety and Sustainability
“My crew is too busy to manually check traps constantly. We need the system to give us the output we require."
– Maintenance Engineer, large chemical plant
Chemical manufacturing plants have very complex processes. Ensuring that all operations are working at full potential is a goal that is difficult to achieve. In addition, due to the nature of the products produced, safety has to be of paramount concern to facilities managers.
Pulse steam trap sensors are easy to install, no matter the pipe size or location of the trap. Once installed, they no longer need to be manually inspected, data is constantly analyzed by the AI engine and any deviation can be checked on the dashboard. Plus failure alerts are emailed to allow rapid attention.
The chemical industry has always been at the forefront of efficiency and improving operational costs, remote monitoring of their steam traps is one way to propel market leaders ahead of their competition.