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Non-Destructive Testing of Steam Traps


R. James Seffrin
Level III Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer®
Infraspection Institute
425 Ellis Street
Burlington, NJ 08016
Tel. 609-239-4788
www.infraspection.com

Abstract

With green awareness at an all-time high, facility managers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to save money and energy while reducing their company's carbon footprint.

One of the best opportunities for detecting excess energy loss is steam trap testing. Although defective steam traps can waste thousands of dollars annually, their maintenance is often overlooked. Presently, estimates for steam trap failures within industrial facilitites is 50%. Considering that medium sized facilities can have hundreds of traps, the potential for energy savings is considerable..

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