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Steam Trap Surveys and System Audits: The Key to Safe, Reliable, and Sustainable Operations

by | Feb 1, 2024

Cooney Coil & Energy is a trusted provider of commercial and industrial HVAC solutions in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. With a wealth of knowledge and years of hands-on experience, we offer products and services that go beyond the ordinary.

We are proud to offer our own steam trap surveys and system audits—a proactive step in maintaining safe, reliable, and sustainable operations. Steam trap surveys are critical in detecting potential issues, and ensuring your systems run smoothly and efficiently. In this blog, we’ll talk about the importance of regular steam trap surveys and how they can contribute to efficient and sustainable operations.

Why Are Steam Trap Surveys and Audits Important?

Like any mechanical device, steam traps can malfunction. A faulty steam trap can open up safety hazards, lead to energy inefficiency, and result in costly repairs. For instance, a steam trap that fails closed prevents the removal of condensate, leading to water hammer that could damage equipment and pose a safety risk. On the other hand, a steam trap that fails open results in the loss of live steam, wasting energy and increasing operational costs.

This is where the importance of regular steam trap surveys and system audits comes into play. This service helps to identify malfunctioning steam traps, preventing safety hazards and unnecessary energy waste. By doing so, they contribute to the overall efficiency and sustainability of operations and can save a significant amount of money in the long run. There are several key benefits that directly impact your bottom line:

  1. Cost Savings: By detecting and addressing issues such as plugged, leaking, or blowing steam traps, you can prevent lost energy and efficiency, leading to significant cost savings over time.
  2. Energy Efficiency: Maintaining efficient steam traps is not just good for your budget; it’s also good for the planet. Efficient steam systems consume less energy, reducing your carbon footprint.
  3. Sustainability: Efficient steam traps contribute to a more sustainable operation, reducing waste and promoting responsible use of resources.
  4. Safety: Ensuring safe operations for employees is an integral part of steam trap surveys and system audits. By identifying potential hazards, we help maintain a safe working environment.

At Cooney Coil & Energy, our comprehensive surveys and audits not only identify issues but also provide recommendations for energy-saving opportunities and health & safety enhancements.

The Cooney Coil & Energy Steam Trap Survey and System Audit Service

Your steam system is the heart of your facility, and like any heart, it needs regular check-ups to ensure it’s performing at its best. That’s where we come in. At Cooney Coil & Energy, we’re more than just providers; we’re partners in your success. Our Steam Trap Survey and System Audit Service is a comprehensive solution designed to keep your steam system running efficiently and reliably.

Our Comprehensive Approach to Steam System Health

We believe in a thorough approach when it comes to your steam system’s health. Here’s how we conduct a steam trap survey:

  1. Tagging Trap Locations: We start by identifying and tagging all your steam trap locations, establishing a clear map for future reference and maintenance.
  2. Evaluating Steam Trap Performance: Using state-of-the-art technology, we evaluate the performance of each steam trap, identifying any that might be malfunctioning or operating below peak performance.
  3. Assessing Correct Steam Trap Application: Not every steam trap is right for every job. We assess whether the correct steam traps have been used for their applications, ensuring optimal operation.
  4. Identifying System Issues: From water hammer and insulation issues to problems with condensate return, we identify any overarching steam system issues that could be affecting your efficiency and safety.
  5. Onsite Steam Training:

Expert Recommendations and Solutions

But we don’t stop at identifying the issues. With our detailed reporting, you receive actionable recommendations for trap replacements, energy-saving opportunities, and engineering best practices. We even highlight necessary health and safety measures to ensure your facility remains a safe working environment.

To sweeten the deal, we offer a replacement credit. This means you can receive a discount on steam trap replacements, making your path to increased efficiency and reliability more affordable.

What Does a Steam Trap Survey Cost?

A one-day steam trap survey with Cooney Coil & Energy costs $2700. While this might seem like a significant investment, the long-term savings from maintaining efficient steam traps can far outweigh this initial cost. Plus, when you purchase steam traps and products from us, you’ll receive a $1500 credit. It’s our way of saying thank you for trusting us with your steam system needs.

Contact Us Today

Ready to optimize your steam system’s performance and save on energy costs? Contact us at 610-783-1136 to set up your facility’s steam trap survey and system audit. Choose us for a thorough steam trap survey and system audit service that will help you find and replace inefficiencies, ensuring your steam system is as healthy as it can be.

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