Steam boiler performance monitoring
With our wireless equipment sensors, you can now easily monitor your steam boiler performance. Detect system leaks and problems in real-time, saving you time and money.
Our wireless boiler monitoring solutions enable remote monitoring of steam boiler performance with real-time notifications and alerts for performance and safety issues. Integration with our cloud-based dashboard, analysis and reporting services provides an “out of the box” solution.
Monitoring of the physical parameters of the steam generating boiler is key to understanding its performance– both on short and long timescales. The introduction of whole system monitoring provides engineers with the data they require to fully understand the performance of the systems for which they are responsible.
Each boiler has a specified (as per-design) behaviour and a corresponding real-world performance model. Our detailed monitoring permits one to be mapped onto the other, building up a picture of the real-world performance of the unit. Rapid changes in performance can be indicative of localised or remote failure. Furthermore, change over time can provide indication of degradation needing to be addressed by maintenance.
One type of monitoring is mechanical sensing via precision vibration sensing. This enables monitoring of movement on fine and large scales indicating internal mechanical failures or external problems such as water hammer, blow-over and excessive thermal stress. Similarly, acoustic sensing permits identification of problems local to and adjacent to the boiler, such as high velocity steam and hammer in pipework.
The monitored performance characteristics can be extended with specialist sensors to measure gases (input and flue) and water quality (eg. feed water, make-up water and condensate).
While steam boiler systems generally have local power available, our monitors are available with integrated energy harvesting capabilities. This therefore removes the need for integration by electrical engineers and already supports wireless transmission to give you a “true wireless” capability.
Data is collected regularly and transmitted to our cloud platform for storage, analysis and alerting purposes. Default reporting intervals are 15 minutes but can be configured up or down as required, to second-by-second reporting if required.