The steam trap is more than a century old but still heavily used in process automation. When the main purpose is to remove condensate out of the system as quickly as it collects, monitoring them has long been a manual process that can be sporadic and time consuming, and presents an inherent safety risk.
Armstrong Intelligent Monitoring (AIM®) 5700 series is a wireless monitoring technology that efficiently monitors and evaluates steam trap operation.
The AIM 5700 series can accurately detect potential issues such as plugged and blow-thru steam traps, which can result in failed equipment, loss of product, and safety concerns. Without any integration to external software, immediate failure notification from the AIM 5700 series helps identify the root cause to increase efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and avoid unplanned downtime.
Using a non-intrusive, patented waveguide clamped directly on the pipe ahead of the steam trap, combined with WirelessHART, the AIM 5700 series is the ideal solution for 24/7 monitoring that enables you to tackle the challenges of effective steam trap management:
- Identifying a failure – What, when, and where?
- Evaluating the scope – How big of an impact?
- Measuring the impact – Value of the tangible and intangible losses
For more information, please visit the Armstrong website