Manifold of Monitored Steam Traps
Monitored On-Off Valve
Monitored PRV Valve

STEAM TRAPS ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS

OBJECT:

  • Reduce steam consumption by more than 15%
  • Maintain failure rate in steam traps less than 0.5%
  • Reduce inspection and maintenance costs of steam traps
  • Maximize efficiency of steam and condensate networks
Wireless Monitoring

PROJECT PHASES

Four phases are considered in projects to improve efficiency and steam savings in traps:

Its objective is to quantify as accurately as possible the total amount of steam losses due to the status of the steam traps, known as the project’s BASE LINE or steam-saving potential. There are several evaluation methods but the most reliable is applying the Masoneilan formula, approved by the United Nations Organization for CDM projects (Clean Development Mechanism – Kyoto Protocol).
Consists in analyzing the different options, in terms of the type of trap, technologies and available monitoring architectures, reliability, future maintenance cost, etc., associated with development of the project, and evaluate each of them to obtain a comparative cost-benefit study that allows to determine the viability and profitability of each option, and if appropriate, select the most advantageous option.
This phase consists of performing the detailed engineering and then executing all the construction tasks and installation works of the elements selected in the previous phase. It also includes the areas of testing, start-up, personnel training, …, corresponding to the execution of the project. Note that monitoring is necessary, but not enough to achieve the project’s objectives.
This is the most important phase and consists of analyzing the information obtained by the monitoring system and immediately taking the necessary actions to correct the steam leaks and incidents detected by the system. That is what we call “INTENSIVE MAINTENANCE”. The urgency in applying these preventive and corrective actions is fundamental to achieve the objectives of the project.

 

OUTSTANDING REFERENCES

SAUDI ARAMCO - JAZAN REFINERY

This refinery is in the construction phase. Bitherm Group in collaboration with the local Saudi company TANAJIB has supplied more than 6,000 monitored intelligent steam traps BITHERM SmartWatchWeb since 2016, for various Process Units.

Highlight the enormous interest of SAUDI ARAMCO to implement new technologies for energy optimization and reduction of atmospheric emissions and / or pollutants in its facilities, in accordance with its policy of sustainable growth and environmental protection.

LIMITATIONS OF ULTRASOUND

The detection of ultrasound has become a tool of great predictive maintenance value for the detection of gas or steam leaks in valves. However, it is necessary to know its limitations when applied to steam leak detection in steam traps, where the discharge of condensate generates flash steam that can be mistakenly interpreted as live leak.

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