The company says it’s important for steam users to keep track of steam traps’ performance because leaking or blocked traps waste energy and water, while a healthy steam trap population allows condensate to be removed — and reused — from the steam system. This helps reduce fuel costs and water charges, while also saving energy.
Staps Wireless will allow steam users to install a system that delivers continuous, accurate monitoring without the need to install cabling, the company says. The clamp-on design allows Staps Wireless to be fitted in areas that may have been previously unsuitable for monitoring equipment, such as areas that may be too remote or awkward to install long lengths of cabling for power and data to be supplied and received.
Spirax Sarco says there is no need to check the monitor manually as the head unit uses 2.4 GHz wireless technology to communicate performance details automatically back to the central receiver, where the data can then be interrogated using purpose-built Staps software installed on the steam user’s PC. The device uses little power and has a long battery life if the monitor checks traps a few times a day, the company says.