To run a steam system safely and at peak operational efficiency, it is essential that all steam lines are cleared of condensate properly. This means ensuring that steam traps are working efficiently, a task best achieved by implementing a regular maintenance schedule.
Identification of the complete steam trap population and labelling with clear and durable tags.
Inspection of each steam trap to check that it is the right type for the application.
Inspection of each steam trap to check that it is correctly installed.
Design of the most cost-effective steam trap management programme for replacing faulty or incorrect steam traps.
Identification of other critical issues relevant to your steam and condensate system.
Steam trap contract helps Heinz reduce carbon emissions by 200 tonnes a year.
Time. There’s just never enough of it, especially when you’re running a steam system. Your busy job, which is full of deadlines and ever-changing demands, can leave you feeling as though there is no time to stay on top of your steam system’s upkeep.
Being held responsible for a facility where vital cancer research is conducted is no mean task for any facilities team. So having confidence that all specialist mechanical services are working at their optimum level is paramount. By streamlining maintenance of its steam systems, the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research has mitigated outstanding risk and freed up in-house resource to focus on what they do best.
Chances are, the most cost-effective way for plant managers to keep their steam system operating at its full potential, is to outsource some, or all, of the maintenance work. A service contract is a flexible way to make sure that a plant maintains peak operational efficiency, ensures equipment longevity and gives the customer peace of mind that all their equipment is safely maintained by dedicated engineers.
For plant managers, two things in life are certain: manufacturing uses a lot of energy; and that energy costs money. In fact, a survey by The Daily Telegraph and YouGov revealed that 28 per cent of manufacturing companies spend more than £250,000 a year on energy . That’s enough to make anyone’s eyes water.
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