Avoided Cost-Increased Refrigeration Load

Kinergetics was asked by a Maryland based engineering and design firm to identify cost reduction opportunities in conjunction with a major process modification. One concern raised was that the existing ammonia refrigeration system would be undersized for the expected increase in refrigeration load and management was considering the addition of a fifth 100-hp ammonia compressor.

A detailed assessment revealed that there was sufficient refrigeration capacity available and that the suction pressure could be reduced to gain additional capacity and reduce operating cost at the same time.

As a result of Kinergetics involvement, the facility saved over $30,000 in system upgrades and $3,000 per year in operating costs with no out-of-pocket expense-the simple payback was immediate.