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Steam trap failure can impact plants’ safety, reliability, and productivity, and lead to wasted fuel, water, treatment, and material costs.
To reduce the possibility of failure, plants need to survey traps regularly, and establish a steam trap management program.
In this brand new Steam Theory article, we explain what a steam trap management program is, what its ideal scope should be, and how it can help optimize your steam system.
Why Monitor Steam Trap Failure
There are two main types of steam trap failure – blockage and leakage.
When steam traps are blocked, condensate will back-up into steam headers, resulting in wet steam and/or water hammer. In process heating applications, a back-up of condensate can cause the heating temperature to drop. This, in turn, may increase defects and affect product quality.
Blocked traps often have a direct impact on production, which often makes them easier to identify than leaking traps.
Leaking traps do not affect heating efficiency, but rather energy efficiency. Leaking traps result in significant amounts of wasted energy and money, but often remain unnoticed or forgotten because they do not directly affect product heating.
Blockage, leaks, and the conditions that cause them should be identified and rectified as soon as possible to prevent serious problems from occuring.
Read the article to learn how steam trap management programs help plants identify and prevent steam trap failure.
To learn more about what a steam trap management program could do for your plant, talk to our steam specialists.
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