Henkel Receives Digital Innovation Award for its Loctite Pulse Steam Trap Solutions
The Belgian Maintenance Association awarded Henkel the Digital Innovation Award for its Loctite Pulse Solutions. with the Digital Innovation Award. According to the jury, reasons for selecting Henkel were amongst others the high degree of innovation and the outstanding potential to further expand the solution portfolio in the future.
Henkel introduced Loctite Pulse in 2021, which offers data-enabled technologies for enhancing existing maintenance processes and increasing plant safety, productivity, sustainability, and uptime. With Loctite Pulse Smart Steam Trap, the company now has launched a further innovative solution to this growing smart maintenance portfolio.
The Loctite Pulse Smart Steam Trap monitors the health of steam traps and supports the prediction of critical failures. With a set of easy-to-install nano sensors applied at the inlet and outlet of the steam trap, the solution continuously gathers information about the status of the equipment, according to the company. Henkel reports that using highly sensitive sensors and intelligent analytics, Loctite Pulse can detect malfunctions at a very early stage and help predict and prevent energy losses and damage to the plant. The operator receives information about changes in the steam trap’s status via the easy-to-use Loctite Pulse app, allowing them to act rather than react.
Loctite Pulse Smart Steam Trap has been designed for the monitoring of assets, supporting the current needs of industrial maintenance: efficient operations, increasing uptime, saving energy losses, and thus reducing the CO2 footprint. Henkel reports that the digital solution offers a smart technology to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of industrial plants while saving costs and resources.
The Belgian Maintenance Association innovation jury explained the reason for awarding Henkel: “What convinced us first and foremost was the particularly broad applicability," says jury chairman Jos Vankevelaer. “Where other applications focus primarily on rotating equipment, Loctite Pulse focuses primarily on static equipment.” Moreover, BEMAS pointed out that the solution improves safety, health, environment and sustainability as a whole.