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Steam Traps

Leaking steam traps in process steam systems can account for substantial energy losses in your plant. Eliminating steam leaks by installing new steam traps can reduce both natural gas and water usage—which lowers energy bills and saves money. Energy Trust offers rebates for installing steam traps in industrial facilities.

  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    Energy Trust provides cash incentives to Oregon businesses for energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. To qualify, you must:

    • Be served by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista and contribute to the public purpose charge. Check your utility bill or contact us if you have questions.
    • Have a project site in Oregon.
  2. Select equipment that qualifies for Energy Trust incentives.

    Your trade ally or vendor can help you get started. Be sure to check all of the “Qualifying Criteria” on the incentive application to ensure that your equipment qualifies for Energy Trust incentives.

  3. Purchase and install equipment

  4. Complete the appropriate incentive form for your cash incentive.

    You must return a complete and signed incentive form with your invoices for your equipment to Energy Trust within 180 days of purchase and before the end of the calendar year to receive your incentive.

    Download Incentive Application (Excel) Download Incentive Application (PDF)

    Send by Mail

    Energy Trust of Oregon
    123 NE 3rd Ave, Suite 400
    Portland, OR 97232

    Send by Fax
    503.282.0177

  5. Receive your incentive.

Customers may receive cash incentives up to $250,000 per site, per year. See Form 420ST for additional requirements. Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

See cash incentives available for steam traps outlined in the table below.

Equipment Incentive Requirements
Low pressure steam trap (<15 psig) $500 per steam trap
  • Must replace existing steam trap
  • Steam trap must be installed at an industrial facility using a natural gas-fired steam boiler
  • Steam trap orifice size ≤ 1.5 inches
Med-pressure steam trap (15-200 psig) $500 per steam trap
  • Must replace existing steam trap
  • Steam trap must be installed at an industrial facility using a natural gas-fired steam boiler
  • Steam trap orifice size ≤ 1 inches

Questions?

Give us a call at 503.928.3154 or email streamlinedindustrial@energytrust.org.