Ken Briodagh, IoT Evolution
PsiKick, wireless, batteryless Internet of Things (IoT) systems provider, recently announced it has partnered with Thermaxx to jointly deliver smart, IoT-based industrial steam system monitoring and energy efficiency solutions. Thermaxx specializes in designing and manufacturing custom removable insulation covers for commercial and industrial insulation applications.
Uninsulated steam systems and steam trap failure leads to significant energy waste, downtime, and potential safety hazards. Thermaxx reportedly will integrate PsiKick’s batteryless sensor system into its Smart Jackets, delivering an all-in-one solution for insulation, measurement and verification, and real-time steam trap failure detection. The solution provides instant energy savings by retaining what would normally be waste heat, while also alerting facility operators to failed steam traps that would otherwise purge steam energy until the next manual inspection. PsiKick’s sensors stream data via an IoT gateway every 60 seconds to its cloud interface, where that data is analyzed to determine trap-state and generate real-time alerts and notifications.
“Many facilities already depend on Thermaxx’s insulation jackets to save energy and money; by switching to our batteryless sensor technology, these customers can now realize even more savings with a truly maintenance-free real-time monitoring solution,” said Brian Alessi, Director, Product Marketing & Business Development, PsiKick. “We’re pleased to be working with Thermaxx and look forward to seeing this partnership grow.”