How SteamEye® works
SteamEye® uses a radio frequency (RF) wireless transmitter mounted at the inlet of any type of steam trap to detect temperature and ultrasonic fluctuations in steam flow. A central receiver then alerts system operators of trap failure.
SteamEye® technology is on 24/7—constantly reporting the status of your steam traps for optimum energy system management and savings. It can be installed on traps in service without shutting off the steam, and its remote, wireless operation addresses the labor costs and safety issues associated with manual monitoring.
Range of the RF signal
In outdoor installations where the transmitter is within the line of sight of the receiver, the typical range is 1,200 feet. In facilities where the signal must travel through walls or floors, the range varies. Typically, the signal range is approximately 300 feet. If the receiver is out of the range of a transmitter, repeaters can be placed between the transmitter and receiver to “repeat” the signal from transmitter to receiver.
SteamEye and SAGE®—a profitable combination
SteamEye® automatically updates SAGE®, Armstrong’s Web-based application, providing instant validation for continuous trap monitoring. If manual trap surveys are more feasible in certain areas, use SAGE® as a stand-alone application. Either way validates the cost.
SteamEye® and SAGE®—two Armstrong innovations that can eliminate traditional trap monitoring and management problems from your system for good.