FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How much can I save by converting and/or optimizing my steam system?
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In order to obtain an evaluation of possible savings, you simply have to fill our savings evaluation form. We will analyze your information and send you a reply within a few days.
What is causing water hammer in my steam system?
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Along with corrosion, water hammer is among the most common problems in steam systems. There are two types of water hammer in steam systems : thermal water hammer and hydraulic water hammer. Water hammer can result from a number of causes.
Read our page on water hammer.
How can I learn more about your turnkey projects?
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Gaz Metro has prepared an article describing a recent project we did in Vaudreuil.
Read the article.

Of course, you can also call us!
How often should I service my steam traps?
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As a general rule, we recommend testing steam traps twice a year. A leaking steam trap represents an unnecessary expense. It is important to service steam traps regularly.
Read our page on steam trap maintenance.
What is the purpose of steam tables?
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Steam tables help us make the calculations required to make optimal use of steam in the various situations encountered in industries. Steam tables can also help diagnose problems.
Read our page on steam tables.
Is converting a steam system into a hot water system a good idea?
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It is true that hot water boilers have a slightly higher energy efficiency than steam boilers. The matter of the system’s global energy efficiency, on the other hand, is more complex. Converting to a hot water system is costly. Optimizing the existing system is a cheaper and simpler alternative that offers potential savings of the same order.
Read our page about converting to hot water to learn more.

Glossary

Our website contains a word that you are not familiar with?
Take a look at our steam and condensate glossary!