most advanced steam trap monitoring system ever.

Losing Steam

Is Expensive

Most advanced steam trap monitoring system ever.

most advanced steam trap monitoring system ever

Losing Steam Is Expensive

Continuous Steam Trap Monitoring
For Any Facility

What is SteamIQ?


SteamIQ is the most advanced ultrasonic steam trap monitoring system available. Ultra-long range, simple to install, network independent and with a cloud dashboard platform that can stand alone or work with your cloud.

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Key Features

24/7 Surveying

Manually testing steam traps is a laborious process and failures don't coincide with surveys. SteamIQ 
monitors easily clamp to the outlet piping of any steam trap and test the trap every minute.

Ultrasonic Sensing

The most accurate method to determine steam trap failure is ultrasonic interrogation of the steam trap.  Our advanced modes can determine faults as well how active a steam trap is.

Analytics

Our hardware is only half the story. Analytics create value for the data. Both at the micro and macro level, SteamIQ analytics find faulty steam traps fast so you can schedule repairs and get your facility operating at peak efficiency.

Cloud Integration

The SteamIQ dashboard operates on Microsoft Azure cloud. Stand alone or incorporated into your IoT platform via API. Whether you're a single facility or large corporation with plants around the world, SteamIQ is built to offer seamless integration.

Unparalleled Battery Life

5 year battery life, available IP67 rating and Intrinsically Safe CL1, DIV 1 (Fall 2019). For monitoring applications where replacing a battery is not an option, the SteamIQ monitor can be built with solar and thermal energy harvesting for battery-less operation.

LoRaWAN™

LoRaWAN™ wireless permits unparalleled range, up to 60 miles line-of-sight. Often a single gateway can cover an entire building. The data is then backhauled to the cloud using a cellular gateway connection so SteamIQ does not utilize the host network.

Why Monitor Steam Traps?

Failed Steam Traps Waste Therms & Greenhouse Gases
Manual Testing
is Laborious
Latency Gap
Between Surveys

Steam Facts

For US Industrial Steam Users

5,531

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CU FT
Natural Gas

$

21.2

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to make
Industrial Steam

10

-

30

%

of Steam Traps
Failed

11,291

Industrial Users do Annual Testing

>30,000 Users Don't Do Annual Testing
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A Selection of our Clients
Data Sheet
Overview
  • Ultrasonic detection mechanism coupled with thermistor
  • IP67 rated for continuous submersion
  • Temperature rating -40C-85C
  • Intrinsically Safe IS CL I, DIV 1, GP A, B, C, D T4 available
  • Aluminum die cast housing
  • Variable length waveguide
  • Durable powder coating
  • QR label is unique to DEVEUI allowing scan with smartphone
  • LoRaWAN communication protocol
  • ARM Cortex M0 microcontroller for onboard spectral analysis and edge processing
Materials
Die cast aluminum, powdercoated
Housing
Pipe Clamp
Cast Iron, electroplated
Varies. Typ zinc plated steel
TFP
Silicone
EPDM rubber
304 Stainless
Panasonic CR123A, 3V, 1550 mAh
5-7 years
Wave guide
Antenna
Battery Life
Type
Battery
Fasteners
Antenna O ring
Cover O ring
Physical Specs
Functional Specs
Current Ratings
Dimensions
Mounting Stud
Weight
Radio output
4.56” x 2.72” x 1.2” (12.25” tall with antenna)
3/8”-16 blind tapped hole (2x)
0.75 lb
LoRaWAN Class A, 915 mHz, max SF10
+30 dBM (-146 dB RX sensitivity)
Compliant with FCC Part 15.247
IP67, NEMA 4x
0-100% humidity
-40-85C ambient
132 mA
27 mA
Transmit Power
Enclosure Rating
FCC and IC
Humidity Rating
Temperature Limit
Max Current (Join)
Max Sample Current
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Frequently Asked Questions

How easy is the installation?

    It's pretty simple.

    1. Plug gateway into 120V outlet
    2. Attach monitors using 9/16” wrench and screwdriver to outlet of steam trap using supplied split pipe clamp
    3. Record trap information to spreadsheet we supply and snap a picture
    4. We take care of the rest and now your steam traps are being monitored every minute
    5. Configure alerts and reporting as required on our dashboard and you’ll be alerted when a failure has occurred.
    Is there some way to try this out in my facility?

    Contact us today if you’d like information about how we can set up a sample monitoring system at your facility for your review.

    Does SteamIQ require our network?

    No. SteamIQ monitors communicate with a gateway utilizing LoRaWAN™. This IoT radio protocol permits incredible range, up to 60 miles line-of-sight. However, in a building or plant the range is typically 1000’ in heavy industrial facilities. It can traverse multiple concrete walls, floors even hit subterranean steam vaults.  Depending on the facility we can suggest indoor gateways or IP67 outdoor gateways with mast antenna for superior coverage.  

    All gateways are configured with a cellular modem so they backhaul the data from the monitors directly to our network server via a 3G/4G connection. This means SteamIQ is completely independent of your network and only requires a 120V outlet for gateway power. Simply put, LoRaWAN™ means no need for networking, IT, wires, your WiFi, Ethernet or configuration. It’s as simple as plugging in a power cord.

    • TLS 1.2 end-to-end encryption
    • 915 MHz-ISM band
    Does SteamIQ save energy?

    Yes, but a repair plan is integral.

    By knowing when traps have failed, SteamIQ gives you the tools to get them repaired quickly. No longer will you need to stare at that vent pipe billowing steam outside a building or burning up condensate pumps. SteamIQ means you don’t need to wait for a yearly survey or perform manual testing.  Steam and therms are expensive, ensure your dollars go towards efficiency by installing the most advanced steam trap monitoring system ever.

    Can I integrate SteamIQ data into our cloud?

    SteamIQ works great using our standalone cloud dashboard and it’s what we recommend for most facilities.   But we can also push data from our cloud to yours with a REST API.  If your facility requires more advanced containerized solutions, please contact us to discuss. 

    How We Stack Up Against Our Competition
    Indoor Range
    1,000'
    5-7 Years
    3 Years
    7 Years
    7 Years
    Yes
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    2.4GHz
    Wireless
    HART
    n/a
    n/a
    100'
    100'
    100'
    Battery Life
    Therm Calculation
    CO2 Calculations
    Thermodynamic Mode
    Cycle Counting
    2-Ways Communications
    Software
    Smartphone App
    Radio Protocol
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Cloud-based
    Yes
    LoRaWAN
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Wireless
    HART
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