Save energy costs by remotely monitoring your steam traps for costly leaks and blockages
Steam traps are mechanical devices installed on steam pipes to remove condensate; they are needed to maintain the proper operation of steam distribution systems. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, an average 15-20% of steam traps are leaking at any given time. Even a small steam trap can lose thousands of dollars per year through leaks.
Most facilities perform a steam trap audit once a year – a time-consuming process which involves sending technicians to manually inspect hundreds of traps at a time. Because of the infrequent inspections, traps may be leaking for many months before being discovered.
The Cypress Envirosystems Wireless Steam Trap Monitor is a non-invasive device which installs in minutes and helps to automatically monitor steam traps for failures, and to notify staff in a timely manner to avoid wasting energy.
Pager/Cell notification of excursions (catch expensive leaks early)
Non-invasive installation: no breaking seals, wireless
OPC and BACnet interfaces for integration with existing automation systems
Battery life of 3+ years at typical sample rates
Optional IP65/NEMA 4 rated enclosure for outdoor use
1. Orifice diameter should not be confused with pipe diameter. Consult the steam trap manufacturer if orifice size is not known.
2. Calculations are theoretical estimates and actual results will vary. Payback calculation includes avoided lost steam and inspection labor. Benefits from avoided damage resulting from blocked traps are not included in model. The formula used for steam loss in this model is: L=24.24*Pa*D2. Where L=pounds/hour, Pa=Pgauge + Patm , D=orifice diameter. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/manufacturing/tech_deployment/pdfs/steam_pressure_reduction.pdf
3. Actual WSTM installed cost will vary based on volume and integrator.
4. Refers to the manual inspections of steam traps that are currently being done at the facility. The frequency determines the potential avoided failure time when using the WSTM.
5. The frequency and cost of inspection determine the labor savings enabled by the WSTM.
6. The failure rate per year should be based on historical data from the facility. 15-20% failure rates per year are typical. In unmaintained facilities, the failure rate can be much higher: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/om_combustion.pdf