Production & Yield

Increasing Production and Yield

for the Food and Beverage Industry

From durable, hardworking products to complete, customized, fully integrated systems, Armstrong has exactly what you need.

We offer industry-leading equipment in steam and condensate, hot water, flow measurement and heat transfer—all engineered to increase your productivity and efficiency. Turn to Armstrong for:

  • Expert steam piping, complete with steam traps, control valves, and condensate removal equipment

    • 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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    • Control Valves  

      Fully utilize your system and provide safe accurate control for your application.

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    • Condensate Management  

      Armstrong offers a full range of condensate recovery and management products and solutions, including pumps. We can help you reduce costs for: fuel and energy, boiler water makeup and sewage treatment, and boiler water chemical treatment.

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      Condensate Recovery Equipment | Pump Trap Packages | Steam Powered Pumps and Pump Traps | Electric FHC Condensate Pumps
  • 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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  • 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

    • AIM® (Armstrong Intelligent Monitoring)  

      AIM® is a wireless monitoring technology built on the WirelessHART and ISA-100 communications protocols, which continuously monitors and evaluates the operating condition of steam traps and other critical equipment in your system. AIM® provides instantaneous notification in the event of steam trap or critical equipment failure.

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    • SteamEye®  

      SteamEye® uses a proprietary radio frequency (RF) wireless transmitter mounted at the inlet of any type of steam trap to detect temperature and ultrasonic fluctuations in steam flow. In the event of steam trap failure, a signal is sent to a central receiver, alerting system operators that maintenance is required.

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  • Automatic steam quality monitoring that continuously measures and communicates the dryness fraction of steam

    • Steam Quality Monitoring  

      Quicker and consistently more reliable and accurate than manual methods, Armstrong's Steam QM®-1 automatically detects the dryness fraction of steam and provides continuous steam quality measurement data trending over time.

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  • Flow measurement technology that delivers reliable accuracy for any application

    • 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.

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    • 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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  • Heat transfer management, including custom-built coils

  • Steam separators and steam filters to remove impurities

    • Steam Separators  

      Armstrong in-line separators separate condensate efficiently using the centrifugal force of steam or air created by introducing it to a specifically shaped path. The result is improved thermal efficiency and reduced risks for water hammer, equipment corrosion and other problems.

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    • Steam Filters  

      Armstrong’s industrial stainless steam filters are designed for filtering steam to yield low differential pressure at high flow rates. Suitable for process steam and culinary steam applications in the food and beverage industry.

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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.

      Schedule an On-site System Assessment

Case Studies

    • Process Hot Water Temperature Control  

      Armstrong alleviates batch process issues for a large, widely known soup company with Emech® digital control valves. These water to water mixing valves provide better than +/- 1% accuracy, while delivering real-time water temperature directly to a process monitor on the plant floor. Issues with space, reliability and process accuracy have been eliminated with the system.

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    • 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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    • Reducing Fuel Consumption While Increasing Condensate Return  

      Armstrong implements an extensive steam trap optimization program with survey, database, selection, sizing, installation, repair and replacement of the company's steam trap population. Included: plant-wide steam distribution recommendations and condensate return; drip legs redesign and installation; engineering piping installations of steam distribution lines and condensate return; maintenance of pump traps, PRVs, and installation of sensing lines and condensate equipment; correction of live steam and condensate leaks; plant-wide utility piping, valves and fittings insulation; and more.

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    • Maximizing Energy Savings Through Flash Steam Recovery  

      Armstrong's flash steam and heat recovery solution provides a major candy manufacturer with immediate increases in energy efficiency. In addition to eliminating flash steam loss, the company is able to utilize flash steam to process water—at 100 gallons per minute—for further energy efficiencies.

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Recommendations from Armstrong University

    • Basic Heat Transfer  

      In this course, you will: review the first two laws of thermodynamics; understand heat transfer types and equations for calculating; and explore elements that affect heat transfer.

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    • Industrial Hot Water Systems  

      Identify major hot water system components; understand differences in recirculation and non-recirculation systems; find out how to balance multiple temperature and pressure systems; and understand the role of booster pumps in industrial settings.

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    • Industrial Water Temperature Controls & Washdown  

      Explore: the use of hot water systems; ways of controlling water temperature in industrial processes; types of water temperature controls, their applications and available options; the new age digital mixing valves and best applications for use.

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    • Steam Quality  

      Understand: basic concepts of steam quality and steam dryness fraction; how to measure steam dryness fraction; root causes of poor steam dryness fraction; how air and non-condensable gases affect steam quality; effects of poor steam quality on steam system efficiency.

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    • Typical Optimizations on a Steam User  

      Find out about common problems associated with steam users, and identify and recommend possible solutions; review best practices; and more.

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    • Drain Separators  

      Understand: the purpose, types and factors used for sizing drain separators; basic concepts of steam quality; and how drain separators work.

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    • Fundamentals of Flow Measurement  

      This course defines flow measurement, explains why it is important, and compares the features and benefits of key technologies that are used in measuring flow.

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