CASE STUDY: Food & Bev Inspections Challenging
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A large food manufacturing and processing plant has 193 steam traps. They use culinary steam, hvac, a permeate tank and a heat exchanger. They are the market leader in the aggressiveness of their sustainability standards. They have a hard time finding steam trap leaks as inspections are very challenging because of their location (very high up near the ceiling). They have stated on their website that they will be NetZero by 2025.
Expert auditors did install in 4 days. A failure was detected saving thousands of tonnes of CO2.
Once they heard about the Pulse SaaS solution for monitoring steam traps they instantly knew they needed to have this solution throughout their plant. They hired a third party steam trap auditing company to come and do an audit and simultaneously attach monitors to every trap. The audit company is very fast, they are able to install anywhere from 30 to 50 monitors per day, anchoring devices securely and quickly assessing which side of the trap is the condensate side so temperature sensors are placed correctly. During the install/audit process they actually discovered and replaced a failed trap, potentially saving the company thousands of tonnes of CO2 emissions and helping them adhere to their strict ESG goals.
“We have set very ambitious goals for our sustainability standards. I believe everyone should”
Using an audit company to do the install allowed them to fill in details about the size, type and position of the traps so that they are very easy to find down the road when they fail.
This is a best practice approach as they ensure that all traps are operational and have an accurate baseline.
The CEO of this successful family owned business has made a personal promise to be the most sustainable in his market space. This solution helped him on his track.
They no longer need to send workers up to inspect traps which are located in dangerous positions. The monitors send data to their dashboard wirelessly and safely.