Video Demo of New Thermaxx Smart Jacket –
Removable Insulation Covers with Temperature Monitoring
Watch and learn about the new Thermaxx Smart Jacket, new wireless temperature sensor technology in the insulation industry. Smart Jackets have built in technology to measure energy retention. You can finally monitor temperatures and prove energy and dollar savings with real data. You also can monitor component health remotely using Smart Jackets’ alert system.
Today were going to learning about an exciting technology that is coming into to steam industry called removable smart jackets. These jackets consist of a removable insulation jacket for a steam trap, gate valve, PRV, PRV valve, expansion joint any component that needs inspection or maintenance; and it’s housed with a wireless sensor that actually takes a temperature rating.
So we will start out by signing into the demo portal that we’ve set up. Hit enter. I usually like to start with the actual map.
This is a D1 Southeast school that has a district steam system. You can see this is one of their vaults. We’ve got straight pipe installation on the actual piping components and removable jackets on the ball joints expansion, joints, gate valves, PRV valves and a couple steam traps. On top of those we have a sensor that actually sits on the jacket, or is hung from the side of the jacket; that its mission in life is to basically wake up, take a temperature reading, push that reading to a gateway, that’s in a building a couple hundred feet from the steam vault, and get those temperature readings live to the internet. We do this for two reasons; to one prove and verify energy savings from the jacket and the second the end user or utility directors are able to use this data to help maintain their system.
So I’m going to go into some actual data.
The first piece we use is the ambient temperature, an again that sensor falls asleep and takes a temperature reading and sends it to the gateway and does this every hour. It’s run by 2 double A batteries and its mission in life is to take that reading and sleep.
What we have here is some ambient temperature that we can drill into, we can see during the day it starts to spike up and at night time when it cools down, that vault actually cools down with it. This is great for two reasons one is that were able to use this data, again an important component of heat loss is knowing what the actual ambient temperature is, so we can get a good average, and two so if there is a steam leak in this vault we can see this spike up.
Next sensor I’m going to show you is a steam trap. We’ve got a high pressure trap coming off the high pressure line here. We’ve got the incoming temperature at 316 degrees; we’ve got the touch temperature of the jacket at 88 degrees. We keep track of this to make sure that jacket is doing its job and keeping that vault at a good temperature and we also have the outgoing temperature at 171 degrees. So what this allows a client to do is to kind of drill into this data, and to make sure his trap is performing the way it’s supposed to. So you can see here, that if you want to go ahead and drill into these numbers, you can actually dive into every hour that these sensors are taking the readings. And then we also allow the client to set and event, or set an alert. And what these are is if the client is interested in doing steam trap monitoring and wants to know …. hey if my steam trap is plugged and my incoming starts getting cold and gets below, let’s say 200 degrees F… send my zone manager an email or text message. Same as a steam trap that’s failed to open. If that steam trap is failed open and that temperature goes let’s say above 212 degrees the exact thing, go ahead and send my zone manager an email or alert so we can get there to see what’s going on with that steam jacket.
So I want to thank you for taking the time today to learn about smart jackets. If you have any questions give us a call.