Let’s face it:
At any given time a percentage of your steam traps have failed, and you
just don’t have the staff to test them frequently. Besides, the trap
you check on Tuesday may fail Wednesday—and not be scheduled for a
recheck for months or years. You just have to put up with a certain
failure rate, right? Wrong. Now there’s SteamEye®, a steam
trap monitoring system that uses a wireless transmitter to detect
temperature and ultrasonic fluctuations in steam flow.
SteamEye saves energy, money and time
Show us a steam trap blowing through (losing
steam), and we’ll show you potential for huge savings in the dollars
spent for energy to generate steam in the first place. Less energy
consumed means less waste, fewer emissions and a healthier environment.
And with maintenance staffs everywhere shrinking, SteamEye can be a
valuable partner in doing more with less—making the impossible a
SteamEye protects critical production processes and promotes personnel safety
Anyone responsible for steam trap operation wants
to know the moment a trap fails—especially closed—on any critical
process. SteamEye literally keeps an eye on steam traps that drain
process equipment, alerting you to a temperature reduction due to
condensate backing up. This could signal a process or product at risk.
If you’re struggling to maintain your steam trap population, and
experience process loss due to trap failures, SteamEye can be a
cost-effective solution. SteamEye is ideal for industrial process and
high-pressure (up to 600 psi) applications. SteamEye is also ideal for
facilities with hard-to-reach trap locations, miles of steam tunnels,
and unsafe, confined spaces.
- Critical process traps
- High-pressure traps (up to 600 psi)
- Hard-to-reach, light-duty traps
- Indoor/Outdoor drip traps
- Confined spaces
- Intrinsically safe/hazardous areas
SteamEye—the new standard for steam trap best practice
If you were to describe your vision for steam trap
best practice, what would it look like? It would probably include the
ability to constantly monitor your steam trap population without
allocating labor, and to receive instant notification of steam trap
failure. It would also probably include a reporting system that tracks,
measures and analyzes ROI, and then communicates that information
throughout your company. Introducing SteamEye, the new standard for
steam trap best practice.
How SteamEye works
SteamEye uses a radio frequency (RF) wireless
transmitter mounted at the inlet of any type of steam trap to detect
temperature and ultrasonic fluctuations in steam flow. A central
receiver then alerts system operators of trap failure.
SteamEye technology is on 24/7—constantly reporting
the status of your steam traps for optimum energy system management and
savings. It can be installed on traps in service without shutting off
the steam, and its remote, wireless operation addresses the labor costs
and safety issues associated with manual monitoring.
Range of the RF signal
In outdoor installations where the transmitter is
within the line of sight of the receiver, the typical range is 1,200
feet. In facilities where the signal must travel through walls or
floors, the range varies. Typically, the signal range is approximately
300 feet. If the receiver is out of the range of a transmitter,
repeaters can be placed between the transmitter and receiver to “repeat”
the signal from transmitter to receiver.
SteamEye and SteamStar™—a profitable combination
SteamEye automatically updates SteamStar™,
Armstrong’s Web-based application, providing instant validation for
continuous trap monitoring. If manual trap surveys are more feasible in
certain areas, use SteamStar as a stand-alone application. Either way
validates the cost.
SteamEye and SteamStar—two Armstrong innovations
that can eliminate traditional trap monitoring and management problems
from your system for good.