Steam boiler performance monitoring
With our truly wireless equipment sensors, you can now easily monitor your steam boiler performance. Furthermore, detect system leaks and problems in real time which will save 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. In addition, our products are easy to integrate and provide an “out of the box” solution. Furthermore, receive access to our cloud-based dashboard, analysis and reporting services.
Monitoring of the physical parameters of the steam generating boiler is key to understanding its performance– both on short and long timescales. Subsequently, the introduction of whole system monitoring provides engineers with the data to fully understand the performance of the systems for which they are responsible.
For example, each boiler has a specified (as per-design) behaviour and a corresponding real-world performance model. Next, our detailed monitoring permits one to be mapped onto the other. Consequently, this builds up a picture of the real-world performance of the unit. Furthermore, rapid changes in performance can be indicative of localised or remote failure. In conclusion, change over time provides 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 and can indicate 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. Therefore, this removes the need for costly installations by electrical engineers and already supports wireless transmission to give you a “truly wireless” capability.
Your system data is collected regularly and transmitted to our cloud platform for storage, analysis and alerting purposes. For example, default reporting intervals are 15 minutes but can be configured up or down to second-by-second reporting, if required. Finally, our dashboard is organised in an easy-to-read format and provides the valuable information that your engineers need to make important decisions.
NHS hospitals rely on a sound infrastructure to deliver critical services. Given the high demand for heating and hot water, maximising equipment performance is vital. With the UK Government’s target of a 34% carbon reduction across hospital estates by 2020 a key consideration, the NHS and their partners are seeking new ways to improve their steam boiler equipment. This is where we were able to help. READ MORE