Savings made from installing Gardner Energy Management’s Sapphire range of steam traps will help companies offset recent rises in gas and oil costs with energy savings of up to 55%. A further addition to Gardner Energy Management’s growing range of award
Savings made from installing Gardner Energy Management’s Sapphire range of steam traps will help companies offset recent rises in gas and oil costs with energy savings of up to 55%. A further addition to Gardner Energy Management’s growing range of award winning venturi steam traps, the GEM Sapphire has been specifically developed for screwed pipework applications.
Removing the need for steam trap surveys, regular maintenance and replacement traps, the highly efficient GEM Sapphire has no moving parts to fail open thereby wasting steam and energy, or jam shut risking water hammer and system failure. Instead the highly efficient GEM Sapphire uses the patented venturi orifice design to effectively drain condensate from the steam.
Available in five sizes ranging from 15mm to 50mm, the hardwearing GEM Sapphire is manufactured from corrosion resistant stainless steel and performance guaranteed for 10 years. The GEM Sapphire provides the ultimate in reliability necessitating only minimal maintenance and requiring no spares, testing or monitoring equipment.
The three smaller sized GEM Sapphire steam traps are supplied with a strainer and unions as standard for easy installation. The simple design enables the GEM Sapphire to be quickly installed into existing and new applications with operating pressures of up to 17.2bar.
According to Government figures released last year, industrial gas prices in the first quarter of 2006 were a staggering 65.2% and industrial electricity prices 48% higher than during the same period of 2005. As a heat transfer medium, steam has an advantage over fluids such as hot water and oil as it is able to store very large quantities of heat, which can be given up at constant temperature as the steam condenses. Unfortunately, more energy is lost in industry through steam wastage than through any other medium.
The GEM Sapphire provides a fast payback – on some processes within a matter of days –from reduced energy costs and increased equipment reliability due to a reduction in damaging condensate build up in steam systems. In addition it improves product processing by enhancing the quality of steam and also reducing equipment repairs, downtime and replacement costs.
Unfortunately, when it comes to steam traps, people often ignore them. This complacency is costing steam users much more than they realise. The hard reality of a plant maintaining its boiler and forgetting about the rest of the steam system can be a horribly wasteful proposition. Fortunately, installing the low maintenance GEM Sapphire there is no steam loss through a trap, fuel is conserved, reliability improved, downtime reduced and safety increased.
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