Steam Trap Maintenance and Insulating Your Piping System Can Significantly Reduce Your Energy Costs

If your steam systems has not been maintained for 3 to 5 years, between 15% to 30% of your steam traps may have already failed. This allows costly, live steam to escape into the condensate return system. Even one single failed steam traps waste significant energy and adversely affect product quality.

Experts estimate that in a plant with no steam trap maintenance program, 50% of the traps are blowing steam this minute. With periodic inspection and immediate repairs, a steam trap preventative maintenance program can reduce trap failure to as low as 3%, saving a facility as much as $100,000 per year or more depending on the size of the steam distribution system.

Along with piping with no insulation, steam trap leaks are a major source of lost dollars. TCS Michigan provides a turn-key steam trap maintenance repair program and pipe insulation that is focused on increasing the efficiency your steam systems. We identify faulty steam traps and recommends corrective actions such that you quickly realize full payback.

If your plant has never had a steam trap survey, chances are you may be losing a substantial amount of energy and energy can be as much as 35% of a facility’s total operating costs. If you have no insulation on your pipes the savings can be even more.

DTE Energy and Consumer Energy are offering substantial incentive rebates for steam trap maintenance and insulating bare piping. We can help you apply for all the available Michigan energy rebates you have coming to you. This will save you money on improving your process steam systems and saving you money on future energy expenses.

Contact TCS today at 734.708.4827 to discuss your commercial heating service needs.