Building owners and operators are always searching for opportunities to boost efficiency, trim costs and be better stewards of the environment. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to accomplish all three is also one of the most widely overlooked, and it applies to any building that uses steam.
In any large facility, there are likely thousands of steam traps, designed to remove condensate and keep the steam inside the pipe. One failing trap isn’t a big deal. But when hundreds need to be replaced, energy is quickly wasted, and the efficiency of the entire system begins to suffer. An inefficient steam system can quickly drive-up operating expenses and raise a building’s carbon footprint.
In a recent two-part series for FacilitiesNet, RMF’s Dave Ohler shares the reasons why most steam traps fail and the critical steps to take when it’s time to replace them.
Read part 1 here.
Read part 2 here.