There are thousands of steam traps within the University’s heating infrastructure. When functioning properly, the traps allow condensed water and air to escape while keeping the steam (heat) moving through the distribution system. When a trap fails, the escaping steam is like money blowing in the wind. The Steam Trap Testing Program uses trained technicians and the latest ultrasonic measurement equipment to detect failing traps long before the steam loss is visible. Testing and replacement of failing steam traps has revealed a potential return on investment that exceeds 600%.