Efficiency & Sustainability

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Groundbreaking tools, custom services and sustainable processes to boost performance and efficiency, and deliver a better ROI for your company.

Armstrong brings you reliable, hardworking products and complete, fully integrated systems, tailored to satisfy the unique requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.

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

    • SAGE UMT Wireless, Handheld Trap Tester  

      Testing steam traps is as simple as pressing a button with SAGE UMT™. Armstrong's state-of-the-art, automatic trap testing device eliminates user error and raises the quality of trap testing to a new level. With SAGE UMT™, any steam trap technician can survey traps quickly, easily and accurately on a regular basis, while information syncs seamlessly to SAGE®.


      • Detects traps in good, cold and blow-through condition
      • Piezoelectric acoustic sensor, developed and tuned specifically for the unique conditions found in steam traps
      • Non-contact infrared temperature sensor
      • RFID technology significantly reduces the time required to locate and identify traps
      • SAGE UMT™ works seamlessly with SAGE® Mobile and SAGE® Smart Utility System Management platform
      • Data is uploaded to the cloud by SAGE® for secure storage and automated backups
      • Customers own their own data
      • Lifetime upgrades for SAGE UMT™ firmware at no charge
      Learn more about SAGE UMT™ Wireless, Handheld Automatic Trap Tester | Learn more about Armstrong's Trap Management Services
    • 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 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.

      Learn more about ReadiTemp™ Water Heaters
    • 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.

      Learn more about Flo-Direct® Gas-fired Water Heater
  • 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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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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Case Study


      Armstrong provides development, engineering, installation and financing of multiple energy conservation projects, including heat recovery and steam distribution upgrades for a pharmaceutical company's acetaminophen facility. The resulting energy savings of $500,000 substantially exceed expectations, immediately offsetting and eliminating a large capital outlay.

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