That’s right… Time to schedule your Steam Trap Survey now, for it just might save you a Pot of Gold!!!

With the cold weather still here, now is the perfect time to check those traps. Whether you have 1 or 1,000 in your building or facility, we can provide you with an expert steam trap survey.

There are many procedures for testing traps, and we utilize some of the best-known instruments for ease and speed, to complete the testing.

The instruments we use are:

  1. Ultrasound
  2. Thermal Imaging Camera
  3. Non-contact Temperature Gun

You will really be surprised at how much money $$$ you can save, by replacing/repairing steam traps.

Some signs to look for:

  • Steam expelling from condensate feedwater tanks or transfer tank vent lines.
  • Pump Cavitation caused by high condensate return water temperature
  • On vacuum return heating systems – difficulty in pulling a vacuum for the steam system.


Frank Lacny
Frank founded American Combustion Service, Inc. & ACSI Mechanical in 1984. His consulting and specialized service capabilities for working on any type of fuel burner and/or fuel has earned ACSI a reputation as “burner specialists” in the community. Frank has trained and consulted for many groups and companies in Chicago and the Chicago Metropolitan Area. His areas of expertise include burner start-up work, unusual boiler room problem-solving situations, and general backup service support.


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