If you see steam on Manhattan streets, immediately call us at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). Visible steam is caused by water falling on a steam pipe or manhole cover, or a steam leak, and we need to check it out.
Steam Pipe Maintenance
Regular inspections by a qualified operator or heating contractor will help keep your steam-pipe system operating safely and efficiently.
Here are some things you, your operators, and your contractor should be aware of:
- Keep vent lines from condensate collection vessels, such as a dilution or flash tank, clear and unrestricted to prevent pressure from building up.
- If you are a seasonal customer, make sure that your steam equipment is thoroughly inspected before turning it on. All inspections, adjustments, and repairs to your steam-pipe system must be performed by a qualified operator or heating contractor.
- Make sure that pipes are properly insulated. Insufficient pipe insulation causes excessive heat loss.
- Do not use leak sealant because it may enter the pipe system and clog the traps and sensing lines.