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SteamEye® wireless trap monitor
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.
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 reality.
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
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.
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.
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 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.