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Resources - Thermography

  • Thermography Educational Conference
  • Thermographic Case Studies


    Refractory Report


    Cleaver Brooks Boiler Plant

    Steam Leak Report


    Fulton Boiler Refractory

    3D Compilation

     

    FAQ - Thermographic Studies

    How often should I have my steam traps tested?
    Most experts agree that a steam trap survey should be performed at least once a year.

    How long do steam traps last?
    Generally, steam traps can last for years if they are properly sized, applied and maintained.

    If I contract with Enercheck Services to have an audit performed, do I have to provide plant personnel?
    Yes. It is critical that someone guide our auditor around your plant. They can provide the information we need to document the steam trap or leak location. If we can identify the leak location, our repair personnel will be able to find what may be problem steam traps or leaks more easily. Additionally, during the course of the audit we may find issues that need to be addressed immediately. Having a good plant maintenance individual accompany us throughout the auditing process is invaluable to our shared goal of minimizing wasted energy.

    How often should I have my air/gas system tested for leaks?
    It is wise to have the system tested on a quarterly or semi-annual basis. Inert gases are extremely expensive and can create copious revenue waste when they are not kept in check. Compressed air leakage can significantly add to your electrical consumption costs.

    How do you mark bad traps or air/gas leaks?
    Systems should be tested on a quarterly or semi-annual basis. Inert gases are extremely expensive. Compressed air leakage can significantly add to your electrical consumption costs.

    How do you mark bad traps or air/gas leaks?
    Steam traps are tagged with a stainless steel number tag and heart-shaped stainless steel hanger. If the trap is found faulty an orange plastic strip is placed behind of the number tag. Your personnel should remove the orange strip after repairs are made. The number tag should remain with the newly installed trap.

    Air/gas leaks can be numbered with a stainless steel tag if desired. We normally tie an orange strip at the leak site with a piece of wire.

    Thermographic Studies

    The easiest way to conserve energy is through preventative maintenance, but a building can lose energy any number of ways: attic doors; non-programmable thermostats; duct work leaks; lack of outlet gaskets; and insufficient window and door seals. In order to effectively remedy the problem, the source of unnecessary energy loss must first be identified. This can be achieved through infrared thermography.

    Platinum Energy Group excels in performing comprehensive thermographic studies, helping our clients both diagnose and prevent unnecessary energy loss. Through infrared thermography, also known as thermal imaging, our technicians can determine energy loss, HVAC issues, plumbing leaks, roof leaks and electrical problems. This remote-sensing technique can be performed by a single operator using an un-cooled thermal imaging camera and allows for the qualitative detection of air leakage pathways and insulation discontinuities.

    Platinum Energy Group's wide ranging experience and knowledge of building technology, design issues and potential building flaws allows us to provide a high level of service both conducting the survey and interpreting its results. These results help clients to better evaluate their potential for energy savings.

    With Platinum Energy Group's thermography studies, it's easy being Green.