ARI-Armaturen’s CONA Control
31 August 2016
Steam is a common media for conveying energy and is used extensively in many different industries. With the ability to store very large quantities of heat, steam often has an advantage over fluids such as hot water or thermofluid oil.
Steam traps are an essential part of any steam system, releasing hot condensate from the process for recovery and use elsewhere on the plant. It is so important to make sure that steam traps are working correctly so that energy is used as effectively and efficiently as possible around the plant. The main functions of steam traps are to discharge condensate, stop steam from escaping and be capable of discharging air and other condensate gases.
With industries under pressure to improve energy efficiency and focus on sustainability, steam loss is an issue that needs to be tackled. Studies show that around 22% of steam that leaves boilers in a plant is lost via leaking traps and that a 3mm orifice under a pressure of 7 bar/100 psi can result in the loss of 25 tonnes of steam per annum.
ARI-Armaturen’s CONA Control proves to be an economical and reliable product for many users of steam. It is a smart device designed to test all onsite steam traps and eliminate unnecessary energy loss. This is a great tool for keeping boiler plant costs down and improving plant energy efficiency.
From experience, if a plant has never had a steam trap survey, between 10 and 15% of traps could be worn out.
Blocked or leaking steam traps can affect the whole system, costing the plant time and money. Identifying failed steam traps quickly will decrease energy loss from leakages and avoid dramatically increased production times and reduced performance caused by blockages which can also create safety hazards.
For more information, please contact:
ARI-Armaturen UK Ltd
Tel: 01684 275 752 or