Improving the efficiency of steam production in boilers
We have found endless opportunities to increase efficiency in steam-producing boilers. In the companies that we have analyzed we find that in most industries that have steam production processes, 43 of the energy consumption of the whole company is carried out in boilers. Sometimes the cost is not shown because they use more economical fuels such as coal and natural gas.
There are two main ways to generate efficiency in the use of boilers:
Main benefits of controlling the efficiency of a boiler.
El uso de la tecnología de información permite abrir la oportunidad a una serie de aplicaciones utiles para reducir los consumos de energía, en especial relacionado con el control del proceso. Hace unos años estas posibilidades eran imposible de imaginar y hoy son una realidad.
The benefits are of three types:
It may be that the operating parameters are initially adjusted and energy consumptions reduced.
Carrying water to steam state is a process that requires a lot of energy, depends on the need for heat convendria better to have overheated hot water.
The most practical way is to perform a previous reconstruction of energy, gas and water bills, an inventory of the main processes that consume energy and install a sub-measurement equipment that allows to identify consumption patterns and opportunities for Efficiency.
Many times with the signing of an agreement where savings pay investment in measurement and the consultancy of analysis of savings opportunities, there is no need to invest. Just give up some of the future savings.