Steam System Optimization to Reduce Energy Consumption


Unilever de México


Tultitlán, Edo. de México

Scope of Work:

Armstrong International was awarded an engineering service contract from Unilever de México. A complete steam system optimization was the scope of work. Armstrong would be responsible for all mechanical work performed by local contractors.

Upgrade Projects:

  • All steam and condensate distribution lines to be drawn using Autocad 2002

  • Implement a steam trap optimization program: survey, database, selection, sizing, install, repair and replace of the steam trap population

  • Complete steam distribution optimization

  • Plant-wide condensate return improvement

  • Isometrics for all technical recommendations

  • Locate all live steam/condensate leaks

  • Locate damaged or missing insulation on steam/condensate pipe lines

  • Engineering of all Energy Conservation Measures (ECM)


Project scope began in August 2004.


Complete steam system optimization that brought reduced energy consumption and helped increase production throughput.

~ North America
Food & Beverage
Solution type: 
Steam Trap Management
Unilever de Mexico