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Steam trap surveys reveals leaks

23 March 2010

With research showing about 18-20% of steam traps are leaking TLV Euro Engineering is offering a Steam Trap Survey to help maximise the performance of steam process plant

TLV claims that each leaking steam trap could be losing up to £2,000 per year so the Survey, using its unique computerised TrapMan steam trap inspection system, is a must for any facility using process steam.

At the heart of the Lloyds Accredited TrapMan system is data from TLV’s own laboratory bench tests of over 3,000 different makes and models of steam traps (including its own range!), which means that TrapMan can be used to inspect and monitor any steam trap.

The system, which features the hand-held TM5 diagnostic instrument and specialised TrapManager software, compares ultrasonic and temperature readings with known laboratory data to determine whether a steam trap is operating normally or not. If it has failed, the system can determine the amount of steam lost through leakage.

Commenting on the need the Steam Trap Survey TLV, general manager Michael Povey says: “Faulty or incorrectly installed steam traps can reduce production efficiency, adversely affect product quality, increase maintenance costs and prevent compliance with environmental standards. It can also turn a well designed steam system into a safety hazard, with the risk of injury to personnel.”

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