Steam Trap Testing, Recording and Evaluation

Steam Trap Testing, Recording and Evaluation
Steam Trap Testing, Recording and Evaluation System
TRAPtest VKP 40, VKP 40ex
System description
Features of the VKP 40 / VKP 40ex
Steam trap testing, recording and evaluation system
TRAPtest VKP 40 (VKP 40ex for application in explosionrisk areas) for checking steam traps of all types and
makes for loss of live steam and banking-up of condensate.
The steam trap testing system consists of the data
collector VKPN 40ex or VKPN 40, the measuring transducer VKPS 40ex and the software for data management
on the PC.
■ PC software independent of country-specific Windows
VKP 40
VKP 40ex
version
■ Universally applicable for steam traps of all types and
makes
■ Automatic evaluation of tested steam traps
■ Convenient and easy-to-use PC software for entering
and organizing steam trap data
■ User-friendly financial analysis with results indicated
in specified currency
Specification
■ Prints maintenance and repair work orders in the form
of a clear and concise list
The diagnostic system detects and analyses ultrasonic
vibrations on the trap body caused by live steam flowing
through the stream trap. The ultrasonic vibration is
transmitted through the trap body and picked up by the
hand-held probe by pressing the sensor tip onto a point of
the trap body that is characteristic of the respective trap
type. The ultrasonic vibration is then converted into electric
pulses and – in the form of digital signals – fed via cable
to the data collector VKPN 40Ex or VKPN 40. The display
of the data collector shows the signals received during
the test as a standing curve. With this graphical representation one can see at once whether the tested steam
trap is working with or without loss of steam. The recorded
ultrasonic vibration is analysed by the data collector and
evaluated in accordance with certain empirically ascertained limit values that depend on the trap type. During
the test the temperature of the steam trap is measured,
too. Provided that a service pressure has been specified
(on the PC), the diagnostic system identifies blocked
steam traps that cause banking-up of condensate.
If the annual operating hours and the steam costs have
been entered in the system, the software can calculate
the financial loss caused by faulty steam traps. To quantify
the steam loss caused by faulty steam traps, empirically
obtained test values are used as reference.
■ Export and import functions allow exporting databases
All curves recorded for a steam trap as well as the
associated numerical test results and the corresponding
analysis by the system can be stored and printed out. The
current test results can then be compared with previous
test results and with test results from other places of
installation. In the long term, a custom database is created
that shows historical survey data and enables the implementation of a consistent, regularly scheduled trap
maintenance program. As a result it will be easier to
decide which steam trap system is the best choice for a
given application.
■ Backlit graphics display shows recorded sound curves
created on other PCs and importing databases to
other PCs
Data collector VKPN 40ex
with measuring transducer VKPS 40ex
■ Databases created by the predecessor VKP 30 can be
imported at a mouse-click
■ Other languages (in addition to German, English, Nor-
wegian and Turkish) can be easily added
■ Data exchange between PC and hand-held data collec-
tor at a mouse-click
■ Comprehensive online documentation
■ Country-specific features such as power supply rating,
paper size, etc.
Hand-held data collector
■ Data collector with convenient operating panel (mem-
brane keypad with only 5 keys) for easy handling
■ Integrated temperature measurement for detecting
blocked steam traps
■ Test measurements for ad hoc trap tests and automatic
analysis without previous data entry on the PC
Carrying case
TRAPtest VKP 40 / VKP 40ex
■ Immediate visual indication of steam blowing traps
■ No special knowledge required for testing
■ Protected against dust and splashing water: protection
IP 65
Data collector VKPN 40ex and measuring transducer
VKPS 40ex for application in explosion-risk areas
■ Approved BVS 04 ATEX E 234
■ CE 0158 Ex II 2G EEx ib IIC T4
■ Type approval according to UL 913 in preparation
Scope of supply
1 Data collector VKPN 40 / VKPN 40ex
1 Measuring transducer VKPS 40ex
1 Connecting cable VKPA 40 incl. power supply unit and
connecting cable with serial connector for connecting
the data collector with the PC
3 Adaptor plugs for international usability
1 Strap for data collector
1 Holster for measuring transducer
1 Carrying case
1 TRAPtest software on CD ROM
1 Operating manual
Adaptor for USB interface available on request
Steam Trap Testing, Recording and
Evaluation System
TRAPtest VKP 40, VKP 40ex
Technical Data
System requirements
Windows 98, 2000, NT 4 (SP6), XP, CD ROM drive
Minimum requirements
Computer with Pentium compatible processor with
700 MHz, 100 MB free hard disk memory, 128 MB RAM
Recommended:
Computer with Pentium compatible processor with
1.2 GHz, 200 MB free hard disk memory, 256 MB RAM
Test duration
Min. 10 sec., max. 20 sec.
Data collector VKPN 40ex / VKP 40
Plastic casing with backlit display.
Illumination can be switched on and off.
Illumination switches off automatically after 10 sec. if
no key is pressed.
Resolution of graphic display: 128 x 64 pixels.
Membrane keypad with 5 buttons.
Storage capacity sufficient for approx. 1200 steam traps
allocated to max. 500 test tasks.
Power supplied by two pre-installed Li-Polymer
rechargeable batteries, capacity 1800 mAh.
4 hours charging empty battery provides approx.
8 hours operating time.
Max. operating voltage 3.3 V
Max. power consumption 0.25 A
Operating temperature –10 °C to 50 °C
Max. admissible service temperature: 50 °C
Min. admissible service temperature: –10 °C
Degree of humidity: 0 % to 90 % (not condensed)
Protection IP 65
Approval VKPN 40ex
Approval BVS 04 ATEX E 234
CE 0158 Ex II 2G EEX ib IIC T4
Measuring transducer VKPS 40ex
Casing made of titanium (3.7035)
Operating temperature –10 °C to 60 °C
Measuring range for surface temperature: 0 °C to 350 °C
Max. admissible service temperature: 60 °C
Min. admissible service temperature: –10 °C
Power supplied by rechargeable battery of the data
collector
Max. operating voltage 5.0 V
Max. power consumption 0.03 A
Approval VKPS 40ex
Approved BVS 04 ATEX E 234
CE 0158 Ex II 2G EEX ib II T4
Connecting cable VKPA 40
The connecting cable VKPA 40 consists of the power
supply unit with integrated connecting cable and circular
plug for connecting the data collector VKPN 40Ex or VKPN
40 and the connecting cable with a serial connector for
connecting the PC.
Power supply unit
100 – 240 V / 47 – 63 Hz
Output 12 V
Dimensions
Carrying case:
370 x 135 x 550
(width x height x depth)
Data management on the PC
Weight
Carrying case with contents: approx. 5.1 kg
Order and Enquiry Specification
Data transfer
to data collector
GESTRA TRAPtest VKP 40
Steam trap testing, recording and evaluation system for
checking steam traps of all types and makes, consisting
of:
1 Data collector VKPN 40 (incl. rechargeable batteries)
1 Measuring transducer VKPS 40ex
1 CD
1 Connecting cable VKPA 40 (incl. power supply unit and
connecting cable with serial connector for connecting
the PC)
3 Adaptor plugs for international suitability
1 Carrying case
1 Operating manual
Protection IP 65
or
GESTRA TRAPtest VKP 40ex
Intrinsically safe design for operation in explosion-risk
areas.
Steam trap testing, recording and evaluation system for
checking steam traps of all types and makes, consisting
of:
1 Data collector VKPN 40ex (incl. rechargeable batteries)
1 Measuring transducer VKPS 40ex
1 CD
1 Connecting cable VKPA 40 (incl. power supply unit and
connecting cable with serial connector for connecting
the PC)
3 Adaptor plugs for international suitability
1 Carrying case
1 Operating manual
Protection IP 65
Checking steam trap
Transfer of
test results to the PC
Approval
BVS 04 ATEX E 234
CE 0158 Ex II 2G EEx ib IIC T4
Approval certificate
Upon request we can present the EC type approval
document.
Type approval to UL 913 in preparation.
Supply in accordance with our general terms
of business.
Fritz Barthel Armaturen GmbH & Co. KG
Schnackenburgallee 16
22525 Hamburg (Germany)
Phone +49 (0) 40 398202-0
Fax
+49 (0) 40 398202-77
E-Mail post@barthel-armaturen.de
Internet www.barthel-armaturen.de
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