A steam trap is a mechanical valve that separates condensate from steam for a return trip to the boiler. Many steam traps underperform by plugging or sticking, leading to inefficient separation of water from steam. The U.S. DOE estimates that plants with optimized steam traps can reduce energy costs by 10% to 15%. In a steam strap study, a Frontier technician uses certified thermography and ultrasound to find plugged or leaking steam traps. Using infrared imaging, we measure and compare pipe temperatures upstream and downstream from the traps. The client receives a detailed report about the efficiency of the system with specific recommendations that can immediately reduce utility costs.