SERVICES

STEAM TRAP SURVEYS

The James D. Acers Company has been testing steam traps in facilities for the past 25 years.  We currently test between 10,000 to 20,000 steam traps annually.

A steam system that has not been maintained for a period of time undoubtedly will have a significant number of steam traps that have failed. One of the main causes of trap failure is due to the dirt created from chemical treatments and or pipe scaling, These contaminants carried through the piping system eventually collect at the trap and cause plugging, but in most cases, prevents the valve from closing, allowing live steam to escape into the condensate return line or atmosphere.

Another costly mistake is the incorrect sizing of steam traps that can have an adverse effect on maintaining correct temperatures. These conditions not only waste energy, but also negatively affect production costs and expensive equipment.

A routine preventive maintenance program should be implemented to preclude any waste of energy, efficiency and dollars. If the maintenance department is unable to perform the steam survey, or requires training, outside professionals can assist with the training or conduct a steam survey.

Using ultrasonic and infrared testing equipment our service technician can detect plugged, leaking or blowing steam traps. Upon detection, the bad trap is tagged or painted, recorded and a cost analysis is generated.

Whether large or small, companies will find increased energy savings and reduced production cost with a vigilant steam system preventive maintenance program, and a semi-annual steam survey.

STEAM TRAPS SHOULD BE CHECKED ANNUALLY.  MAKE A STEAM TRAP SURVEY PART OF YOUR PLANTS PREVENTIVE / PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM.

- Realize a direct return on your investment
- Increase the efficiency of your heating system
- Reduce needless waste of steam and energy  

Please contact us and allow us to explain how we can get your steam system into tip-top shape.