Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

for the Food and Beverage Industry

Groundbreaking equipment, customized services and sustainable processes to maximize performance and efficiency for your company.

Armstrong brings you rugged, dependable products and complete, custom-engineered systems, tailored to satisfy your industry's most unique requirements for: steam and condensate management, hot water generation and temperature control, heat transfer (coils), flow metering, and more. We offer:

  • Cutting-edge technology for smart trap surveys and steam system management

    • SAGE® Smart Utility System Management  

      SAGE® keeps you fully informed, 24 hours a day with regular updates, precise documentation, custom-filtered reports, and real-time alerts notifying you of any problems. SAGE® is engineered to be a fully integrated part of your steam system. It works seamlessly with our real-time monitoring products (SteamEye® and AIM®), ensuring that it always has access to the most current data.

      SAGE® works harder to make your life easier.

      • Survey steam traps quickly and accurately with SAGE® Mobile
      • Maximize your equipment's reliability, efficiency and safety
      • Customizable user experience
      • Accessible on tablets, laptops and PCs
      • Real-time dashboard monitoring
      • Secure remote programming
      • Multi-location views
      Learn more about SAGE® | Download the SAGE® by Armstrong Brochure
  • Wireless steam trap monitoring in real time

  • Expert engineering, installation and customized system solutions for piping and trapping of your steam distribution system

    • Steam and Condensate Management   

      For expert steam piping, complete with steam traps, control valves, and condensate removal equipment, turn to Armstrong. Our specialists can help you: monitor steam traps and steam quality; ensure that your steam traps are properly sized, selected and in working order; and deaerate and maintain condensate at appropriately high temperatures.

      More than a century of in-depth expertise enables us to manage your steam and condensate requirements better than anyone in the world. Our solutions are engineered to consistently deliver superior accuracy and reliability as well as best-in-class quality, longevity and value—for the most effective steam and condensate management available.

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    • Effective Steam Trapping  

      Armstrong steam traps are designed for energy efficiency, minimal steam loss, corrosion resistance and long, dependable service. We offer a complete range of steam traps including: inverted bucket steam traps, bimetallic super heat steam traps, clean steam thermostatic steam traps, disc steam traps, dual orifice steam traps, float and thermostatic steam traps, radiator traps, trap valve stations and more.

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  • Instantaneous hot water generation and digital temperature control for tighter process control of hot water

    • Emech® Digital Control Valves  

      Emech® delivers and maintains water at precisely the desired temperature (+/-1°F, +/-0.5°C)—hot or chilled—immediately on demand. It ensures a consistent supply of water at the precision temperatures required for a variety of applications. Compared to traditional systems, Emech® offers a superior performance for speed, precision and reduced mechanical wear.

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    • Emech® Industrial Mixing Centers  

      The Emech® digital control valve is pre-piped as an industrial mixing center with all the requisite installation components for compact design and ease of installation. Advantages include consistent temperature accuracy, enhanced operational efficiency and reduced maintenance.

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    • ReadiTemp™ Instantaneous Water Heater  

      ReadiTemp™ is Armstrong's revolutionary series of standard and application-customized steam/water instantaneous water heaters for any process application requiring very specific temperatures—from chilled water to temperatures as high as 212°F (100°C). Our advanced hot water system combines digital control technology and instantaneous shell and tube heat exchanger design to meet higher set point temperature process applications, such as closed loop vessel jacket heating and centralized plant sanitation.

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    • Flo-Direct® Gas-Fired Instantaneous Water Heater  

      Flo-Direct® maintains 99.7% (HHV) efficiency throughout every phase of operation. They consume no fuel during warm-up or when idle, nor do they lose any energy through steam conversion. Water comes in contact with heat from combustion more than once, ensuring that virtually all of the heat and energy generated during combustion is captured by the water.

      Simple in design and operation, Flo-Direct® water heaters are constructed of all stainless steel with no internal moving parts and their compact size requires only minimal floor space. They are ideal for a broad range of hot water applications, including wash-down, batch production, vessel filling, tank cleaning and more.

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  • Advanced flow measurement technology for steam, air and gas

    • VERIS Accelabar®  

      In a class of its own, this highly accurate flow measurement device has a patented no-straight-pipe installation requirement. VERIS Accelabar® provides exceptional versatility, with turndown capabilities over a large range of flow rates.

      Learn more about VERIS Accelabar® | Download Our VERIS Accelabar® Brochure
    • VERIS Verabar®  

      VERIS Verabar® is the most accurate, reliable and advanced averaging pitot tube on the market today. It has a bullet shape and aerospace design principles that produce a stable flow signal with less propensity to clogging in the presence of dirt or debris.

      Learn More About VERIS Verabar® | Download Our VERIS Flow Measurement Group Brochure
    • Armstrong Vortex Meter  

      Reliable, well-known vortex technology in a package that is easy to install and simple to operate. Armstrong inline and insertion vortex meters are capable of HART, Modbus, BacNet, or analog outputs with integral pressure and temperature compensation.

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  • Complete, on-site operation and maintenance of your thermal utilities

    • Operations and Maintenance (O&M)   

      Armstrong's complete range of O&M services can be customized for the distinctive needs of your industry and facilities. Our specialists will provide everything from short-term supervision to ongoing management of your entire thermal utility system infrastructure. We also offer expert training to help you manage it yourself, more efficiently and safely.

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  • Comprehensive on-site system assessments to identify opportunities for improvement

    • Audits, Studies and Consulting  

      We conduct a comprehensive, on-site evaluation of your utility system to reveal inefficiencies, identify opportunities for improvement, and uncover the cause of current or potential problems. After analyzing the results, our specialists determine the intelligent solutions that will be most effective in achieving your objectives. Your detailed report will include recommended Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs), schematics, drawings, estimated savings (thermal, water and financial), emissions reductions, and more.

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Case Studies

    • Plant Expansion Without Compromising Savings and Efficiency  

      During a company's plant expansion, Armstrong develops a plan to provide engineering and installation of multiple, separate packaged condensate pumping systems with cycle counters, without requiring a capital payment. The food processing facility realized an annual cash savings equating to a simple return on investment (ROI) of 56%, allowing capital resources to be focused on the core business. In addition to clean and hot condensate being returned to the boiler house, the company has reinforced its “green” facility image by avoiding increases in combustion emissions and high water consumption.

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    • Hot Water Generation Fueled by Natural Gas to Boost Energy Savings   

      Armstrong installs a complete hot water system to replace the outdated steam and heat exchanger currently in use at a large company's ice cream plant. Results include a calculated fuel savings of more than 30% and yearly CO2 emissions reduced by 612 tons. ROI realized within 14 months of installation.

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    • Operations Maintenance Contract to Lower Operating Costs, Improve Safety and Boost Knowledge Base of Staff   

      Armstrong provides management and supervision resources required for operation and maintenance of a major cereal producer's utility systems, including generation and distribution of steam and compressed air, and water treatment. Results include lower operating costs, development of back-up and emergency processes and an improvement in site operators' knowledge and morale.

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    • Operations and Maintenance Services Led to $2 Million in Cost Avoidance  

      Armstrong owns, operates, and maintains utility assets producing steam and compressed air, and maintains corresponding distribution systems throughout the facility.

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Recommendations from Armstrong University

    • Pressure and Temperature Control Essentials  

      This course discusses: pressure and temperature control theory; PRV types, sizing basics, and noise issues; how PRVs operate.

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    • Typical Optimizations for a Steam Distribution System  

      This course covers the most common problems in steam distribution systems and their symptoms; find out how to identify and recommend possible solutions; review best practices; and more.

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    • O&M Best Practices for Steam Users  

      Topics covered include: the importance of steam user quality, identification of key performance indicators, best practices for steam users, equipment maintenance and routine checks, and key attributes of standard operating procedures.

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    • Coolers and Condensers  

      This course discusses: different types of coolers and condensers, their basic components and general applications; and best practices for installation of coolers and condensers.

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    • O&M Practices for Condensate Return Systems  

      This course discusses: the importance of water quality checks; piping issues, repairs, and installations; identification of pumps and other equipment; maintenance and routine checks.

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    • Condensate Quality and Contamination, Part 1 and 2  

      Covered material includes: types of condensate contamination; root causes and sources of contamination and problems caused; addressing and solving contamination issues; how condensate polishers work.

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