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Why you should monitor your steam traps more closely

Posted by Diana Lymar on Feb 20, 2018 1:02:00 PM

Steam leaks are costly in both a financial and environmental sense and therefore need prompt attention to ensure your steam system is working at its optimum efficiency with a minimum impact on the environment. A steam trap can be classified as failed if it’s leaking above acceptable levels or has become blocked or failed closed.

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Topics: Steam Trapping

Five key factors that will impact the quality of your steam

Posted by Diana Lymar on Jan 23, 2018 1:03:00 PM


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Strainer types and the difference between them

Posted by Diana Lymar on Jan 9, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Pipeline debris such as scale, rust and weld metal is commonly found in all types of industry and can lead to damaged equipment and increased maintenance. Strainers are designed to capture these impurities, helping to protect equipment and avoid unnecessary downtime. The strainers are lightweight to reduce the stress on pipework, but still robust. Available in a wide range of materials and sizes, their high capacity designs and large screening areas deliver maximum performance with low pressure drop. Strainers can be fitted on liquid or steam/gas systems. When installed in a horizontal line on a steam/gas system the strainer pocket should be in a horizontal plane. On liquid systems the strainer should point downwards.

  Y-type strainer Basket type strainer
Purpose:  Universal Liquids 
Dirt holding capacity:  Low  High
Cleaning frequency:  High Medium
Pressure drop:   Medium  Low

In addition to standard strainers, there are several other options available.

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Topics: Strainers

Does your steam pass the taste test? - Francisco Pedrosa, Clean Steam

Posted by Diana Lymar on Sep 26, 2017 1:02:00 PM

If something is filtered does it automatically follow that it’s clean? That’s got you thinking hasn’t it?


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Topics: Steam

5 ways to boost boiler house efficiency - Chris Colman, Condensate Handling

Posted by Diana Lymar on Sep 24, 2017 1:26:47 PM

If you are under pressure to reduce the running costs of your boiler house, thenI have some tips you may find useful.

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Topics: Boilers

Control your costs of controls

Posted by Tom Green on Sep 5, 2017 1:41:02 PM

There’s a golden rule to follow when sourcing a control valve. Don’t buy on the valve’s initial cost, look instead at the hidden costs throughout its lifetime. To help  you through the process we've developed our Control Valve Buyers Guide, which gives you 12 key questions that will enable you source a valve that will offer long-term value and reducing TCO. 

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Topics: Control Valves

Is your conventional heat exchanger causing you a headache in high temperature hostile conditions? -  Mike Griffin, Emerging Technology

Posted by Diana Lymar on Aug 15, 2017 1:02:00 PM
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Topics: Heat Exchanger

9 reasons to invest in steam systems training

Posted by Diana Lymar on Aug 1, 2017 1:00:00 PM

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Topics: Training

Three ways of measuring your steam consumption

Posted by Diana Lymar on Jul 18, 2017 1:00:00 PM

 "Measuring your steam consumption is vital to understanding the efficiency and performance of your steam system."

1) By collecting the condensate

Steam consumption can also be established directly, by measuring the mass of condensate collected in a drum over a period of time. This may provide a more accurate method than using theoretical calculations if the flash steam losses (which are not taken into account) are small, and can work for both non-flow and flow type applications. However, this method cannot be used in direct steam injection applications, humidification or sterilisation processes, where it is not possible to collect the condensate.

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Topics: Steam

Six business benefits of steam that every Energy Manager should know

Posted by Diana Lymar on Jun 20, 2017 1:00:00 PM

"Our customers tell us that steam is more than ever becoming an integral and essential part of a wide variety of modern industrial processes."

Without steam, our food, textile, chemical, medical, power, heating and transport industries could not offer the quality, breadth and quantity of many of the products and consumables demanded by modern consumers at market prices. 

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Topics: Benefits of steam, Steam

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