Product Announcement from Armstrong International
Three Rivers, Mich.— Armstrong International, Inc., a world leader in intelligent system solutions for steam, air and hot water utility applications, announces the launch of SteamEye®, a wireless steam trap monitoring system that captures energy savings and reduces labor in steam-intensive applications.
"SteamEye is a valuable diagnostic tool that allows users to continuously monitor the performance of any steam trap and learn the moment a trap blows through, so that huge energy losses can be prevented," said Chris Gibbs, account manager for Armstrong International. "At today?s record energy prices, the cost of steam is now over $10 per 1,000 pounds and just one blown trap can cost an operation more than $6,000 a year," Gibbs said.
SteamEye is an ideal solution for steam intensive users such as refining and petroleum manufacturers, food processors, chemical manufacturers, and institutions such as hospitals and universities that want to reduce labor costs associated with manual monitoring of their steam trap population and to contain high-energy costs caused by blown or failed steam traps.
SteamEye works by using a radio frequency transmitter mounted at the inlet of any manufacturer?s type or style of steam trap. It detects fluctuations in steam flow and temperature and instantly sends a signal to a Web-based receiver, alerting system operators of trap failure or blow-through.
SteamEye is especially valuable in applications where steam traps are located in hard-to-reach or dangerous areas such as underground tunnels. SteamEye is also an ideal replacement for hand-held diagnostic tools, which are labor intensive and often inconsistent in their assessment.
SteamEye works in tandem with SteamStar™, the first Web-based steam trap measurement platform that collects data from manual steam trap surveys, hand-held diagnostic tools or steam traps equipped with SteamEye. SteamEye and SteamStar offer the first integrated solution for continuous, labor-free steam trap monitoring. In addition, SteamEye can communicate with building automation systems or multiple control systems.
For more information, including a demonstration of SteamEye and SteamStar, contact Armstrong International at 269-279-3302.