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Why should a steam trap survey be undertaken?

Why should a steam trap survey be undertaken?
September 5, 2018 Dave Firth
Steam float trap assembly 1
Steam Trap Float Assembly 2

Steam Trap Float Assembly Detail

Failed steam traps waste fuel, reduce efficiency, increase production costs and compromise the overall integrity of the steam and condensate systems. Traps should be tested on a regular basis – failure to do so can be costly to your business.

Failed Steam Traps Negatively Impact the Entire Steam System

For example, you may:

  • Waste Energy
  • Adversely Affect Production
  • Increase Maintenance Costs (water logging of jacketed vessels and equipment)
  • Cause Problems With The Hotwell Tank Boiling Up
  • Create Safety Issues (water hammer)

Obviously, anything mechanical will malfunction; steam traps are no exception to that rule. Proper maintenance improves longevity and helps reduce maintenance & energy costs.

Optimise Heat & Steam Ltd. offer bespoke Steam Trap Surveys and from the report supplied will offer a no obligation quotation to remedy all faults found, which in turn will help your productivity.

Please contact our team to discuss your individual needs.

Picture of steam trap report – 12.10.18

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