The costs of a leaking steam trap are really unbelievable. That’s the reason Eztimers has included these links to prove the accuracy of our graph. For even more sources of information you can Google “steam loss+steam trap" and dozens similar links will appear. Independent research including the US Department of Energy estimates at least 15-30% of steam traps in an installation will be leaking. In an average dry cleaning plant without shirt equipment there will be approximately 30 steam traps. Therefore, 2 to 10 traps will be leaking. Use the charts and calculators found on the various web sites or the chart on our Eztimers web site to calculate your wasted steam and the costs incurred. When using the charts most dry cleaning machinery runs at 80 PSIG (95 PSIA) and laundry machinery such as shirt pressing equipment runs at 100 PSIG (115 PSIA). There is usually about 5-10 PSIA back pressure on the return line. The type of steam used in Dry cleaning and laundry operations are considered “process steam” and it is “saturated”. So use this information and you do the math. You’ll soon see what a wonderful money savings tool and inexpensive investment the TATTLER will be.