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Regular steam trap surveys

25 January 2013

Using its latest TrapMan TM5 testing equipment, TLV Euro Engineering is contracted to provide regular steam trap surveys at all 13 UK-based BOCM Pauls animal feed sites. To gain ISO14001 accreditation each site neede

Using its latest TrapMan TM5 testing equipment, TLV Euro Engineering is contracted to provide regular steam trap surveys at all 13 UK-based BOCM Pauls animal feed sites.

To gain ISO14001 accreditation each site needed to monitor energy use to improve efficiency and reduce energy. TLV was asked to carry out a steam survey to not only determine whether a trap is working correctly, but to accurately quantify the steam losses in traps that are leaking.

A total of 552 traps were tested, of which 89 (16%) were found to be leaking. TLV estimates the cost of the leaks at £95,000 and 435t of CO2.
 
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