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Boiler Upgrade Cost Justification and Steam System Assessment

At an east coast facility of an internationally known food and dairy processor, production had been decreased so that the primary boiler was much larger than necessary. As a result, down sizing the boiler to better match demand was being considered. The boiler operator had extensive experience but needed third party verification because his annual energy budget would be reduced by the estimated savings.

Kinergetics was asked to provide a detailed assessment, which revealed that boiler replacement could not be justified on a standalone basis. However, there were significant opportunities identified in production areas that could not be implemented with the existing boiler. As a result, the facility submitted a request for boiler replacement and concurrent implementation of the recommended measures to reduce annual fuel cost by approximately 20-percent.