Increasing energy costs, CO2 allocations and the desire to remain competitive are just a few of the reasons why many manufacturers are focusing their attention on achieving greater efficiency of their steam systems. Steam traps are one way of driving significant and easily achievable savings.
This case study involving a Goodyear Tire and Rubber facility illustrates the benefits of steam trap management. They have performed surveys of their steam system (2,321 steam traps) over the last two consecutive years resulting in over $150,000 in annual savings. In this short time, Goodyear has improved their overall steam trap performance to 92% – meaning that 92% of their trap population is operating correctly and in ‘Good’ condition. If a regular maintenance program is followed, this rate will continue to improve.
If you are interested in a steam trap survey of your steam system, contact the team at Campbell-Sevey.