Knowing the Cost of Steam: How do you calculate your fully loaded MMBtu Costs? For steam-using plants and facilities, calculating steam costs, like calculating steam pipe heat loss, is an important step towards revealing energy and cost savings opportunities.
New York City Building Cuts Energy Bills by $18,5000 Per Year with Removable Insulation Jackets July 17, 2012 – New York City, NY – Interchurch Center is a 19-story building located on the Upper West Side. Although insulated during construction, the insulation had been removed and damaged as a result of day-to-day activities, which is typical for an office building with steam.
The Best Way to Insulate Steam Pipes? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, "insulating steam distribution lines can typically reduce energy losses by 90% and help ensure proper steam pressure at plant equipment.” While this statistic can easily convince you that insulating your steam lines must be a priority, it doesn't offer any advice on the best way to insulate your steam pipes. We’re...
This article was written by Philip Johns, an employee of Embedded Energy Technology
Why You Should Never Insulate the Diaphragm Chamber of a Pressure Reducing Valve If you are considering insulating your steam system, remember to never insulate the diaphragm chamber of the pressure reducing valve. Indeed, the diaphragm chamber of any pressure regulator should never get insulated.
About Industrial Pipes Industrial pipes, or process piping, is typically used to transport water, steam, and other gases & liquids of varying temperatures. The term “process piping” generally refers to the system of pipes that transport process fluids (e.g., air, steam, water, industrial gases, fuels, chemicals) around an industrial facility to be converted into a usable product. Industrial pipes...
This article was written by Suzanne Rowe Barrett, VP of Sales
Managing dozens or hundreds of mechanical components like steam traps, valves, and pipes operating throughout many buildings can be a daunting responsibility. Locating, identifying, and keeping the components tagged and in working order is difficult enough, let alone optimizing their energy efficiency by ensuring the best insulation is installed in the right places and is in good condition! A...
There are a lot of things to take into consideration when you’re deciding what type of insulation to use for any particular application. We’ll cover 5 of the most important factors to consider here as it relates to piping, valves, and fittings.
This article was written by Suzanne Rowe Barrett