PsiKick, a Santa Clara, California-based wireless, batteryless Internet of Things (IoT) systems provider, as per recent reports this week, has announced entering into a partnership agreement with Thermaxx, a West Haven, Connecticut-based provider of removable insulation covers for steam components, to jointly deliver smart, IoT-based industrial steam system monitoring and energy efficiency solutions.
Uninsulated steam systems and steam trap failure often lead to significant energy wastage, followed by significant downtimes and other potential safety hazards. Thermaxx, by integrating PsiKick’s batteryless sensor system into its Smart Jackets, aims at providing an all-in-one systems solution for insulation, measurement, and verification, along with real-time steam trap failure detection. The solution retains the waste heat, thus offering an instant energy saving solution, while also notifying facility operators of failed steam traps. The PsiKick batteryless sensors stream data via an IoT gateway every 60 seconds to its cloud interface, which then analyzes that streamed data 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,” explained Brian Alessi, Director, Product Marketing & Business Development, PsiKick. “We’re pleased to be working with Thermaxx and look forward to seeing this partnership grow.”
“Energy conservation is key to our customers when installing our Smart Jacket insulation blankets, but they have also asked for more information about the components our jackets are covering. To be able to deliver that without adding the maintenance headache of battery replacement is an ideal situation,” stated Philip Johns, CEO, Thermaxx. “The PsiKick STM system is entirely synergistic to our products and becomes a great way to add value for our clients. We’ve already installed the PsiKick STM into large sites in Manhattan and look forward to continued success with the product.”