Entering trap data is the start of any steam trap management effort. If your facility is new, this Stage is all you need. If your facility isn't new, this Stage is where you start. If you already have another steam trap program, we can help you transfer your data.
All trap information is entered only once. From then on, it is available to all parts of the program and is used for many purposes. This trap information includes physical trap information plus most recent testing and replacement dates.
Enter steam trap data using many automatic features to ease data entry
Trapo holds more steam trap data than other trap management programs yet data input is easier. Most facilities have many traps that differ only in their location. Trapo can copy all of a trap's data to either the next number or to any number. This makes it possible to enter all of your traps' data in a surprisingly short time.
Calibrate estimates to match overall steam generation
Some trap data are estimates. Trapo allows you to adjust these estimates over the entire facility to calibrate them. Trapo calculates the annual steam generated and the amount and cost of water and chemicals purchased. When its calculated totals match your annual figures then Trapo is calibrated.
Calculate, show and print annual trap losses
These losses can be calculated for individual traps or for the bad traps in a building. Trapo also calculates the costs of not reusing condensate, including chemical, water, and energy costs.
Trapo calculates trap losses more accurately than others' for three reasons: First, leaking traps cannot lose steam when no steam is being fed to them. Second, leaking traps cannot lose steam through the portion of the trap orifice that is being used to pass condensate. Finally, traps don't generally fail "all at once", instead their deterioration accelerates once the trap begins to leak because of steam's corrosive effects. Trapo models this process. You can select traps based on trap data and print trap data or calculate annual trap losses
Select traps based on trap data
Traps can be "Selected" based on their characteristics. (For example, all 30 psig, 0.75" F&T traps from a particular manufacturer installed during a certain period.) Then, the list can be edited, viewed, printed, grouped (see next item), and annual steam losses calculated. Selection makes it easy to answer many questions that occur every day. Also, if you know a trap's number, you can go directly to its data.
Calculate proper trap grouping and averages for easy input to Steam$$
Trapo automatically "groups" traps in two ways: First, it groups them in the same way that Steam$$ uses (while calculating averages you need). This makes it easy to use Steam$$ for your facility. Second, Trapo groups your traps so that all traps in each group are fully similar. This helps you identify "oddball" traps. You can replace many of them with more common traps to ease maintenance and lower costs.
Stage II - Basic Trap Testing
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