Armstrong International 2022 Innovations

July 24, 2022

Armstrong Innovations Deliver Optimized Intelligent Performance for Steam, Air & Hot Water Systems.  As your Armstrong International distributor, Carotek has the experts to help design the right solutions for your applications to improve utility performance, lower energy consumption, and reduce environmental emissions.

Explore these innovations.

  • Decarbonization
  • Everactive Wireless Batteryless Steam Trap Monitoring
  • 10-in-ONE Steam Trap Valve Station
  • RADA Digital Faucets
  • Wireless Steam Trap Testing Device


We'll help you

  1. minimize energy use by your equipment
  2. optimize your system to ensure maximum efficiency of energy use by production process
  3. decarbonize energy generation by replacing fossil fuels with renewables or installing carbon capture on fossil fuel installations


To accomplish this, we will

  1. help you establish your baseline of utility generation, including fuels and energy used, efficiency, operational practices, and heat usage.
  2. identify areas within your plant and processes where energy use can be minimized or eliminated by applying solutions such as reducing setpoints, upgrading process equipment, and decreasing cycle times. 
  3. show you how to maximize efficiency of energy use within your plant and production processes by eliminating energy losses, de-steaming, electrification, and recovering waste heat, as appropriate.


Optimization projects include: savings in water, sewer, fuel and CO2; and simple payback.

Capital projects include: improvements related to thermal efficiency as well as system reliability and maintenance

Non-capital projects include: operational/behavior changes; on-site, web and virtual training


TVS 6000UD Forged Steel Trap Valve Station


The TVS 6000UD is your 10-IN-ONE Trap Valve Station. Benefits include:

  • Increased safety when replacing steam traps thanks to double insolation and bleed concept
  • Refurbish existing trap stations without piping modification
  • Replace Traps in 5 Minutes
  • Test Valve Simplifies Trap Testing
  • Installation Versatility with 2-bolt Universal Connector
  • Single Compact Trap Station Reduces Costs
  • Reduce Potential Leaks
  • Connection Flexibility (from ½’’ to 1’’ SW, BW, BSPT, NPT, flanges EN or ANSI)
  • Piston Valve Technology
  • 3-year Guarantee


Everactive 24/7 Batteryless, Wireless Steam Trap Monitoring


Everactive wireless and batteryless technology is cost-effective, maintenance-free, easy to install, and compatible with all makes and models of steam traps.

You'll receive alerts on trap failures as they occur, enabling you to repair or replace failing traps before they create serious steam system issues.


RADA digital faucets


Rada Digital Faucets are engineered to mitigate the growth and spread of waterborne pathogens and minimize the risk of scalding injury.  Features include:

  • The Brain® digital performance, micro-sized in a point-of-use fixture
  • Programmable hands-free activation and temperature control
  • ASSE 1070 approved—no requirement for separate under-sink TMV
  • Bluetooth® technology for programming and information management
  • Programmable automatic fixture flush to evacuate stagnant water
  • Sensible thermal disinfection protocol—one fixture at a time
  • Innovative bacterial-resistant internal design
  • Integration with The Brain® for complete hot water system monitoring and temperature control
  • SAGE® software for system performance monitoring, recording and documentation


SAGE UMT Wireless Steam Trap Testing Device


Testing traps is as simple as pressing a button with our groundbreaking wireless, handheld device. This makes it easy for any steam trap technician to survey your trap population quickly and accurately, on a regular basis.

  • Detects traps in good, cold and blow-through condition
  • Piezoelectric acoustic sensor, developed and tuned specifically for the unique conditions found in steam traps
  • Non-contact infrared temperature sensor
  • RFID technology significantly reduces the time required to locate and identify traps
  • SAGE UMT® works seamlessly with SAGE® Mobile and SAGE® Smart Utility System Management platform
  • Data is uploaded to the cloud by SAGE® for secure storage and automated backups
  • Customers own their own data
  • Use SAGE UMT® for 10 hours or more before recharging; charge is restored to 90% within 2.5 hours
  • Easy-to-hold, ergonomic handle with rubberized ribbed grip
  • Convenient holster holds SAGE UMT® securely; configure for right- or left-hand use
  • Lifetime upgrades for SAGE UMT® firmware at no charge