Hidden costs of ineffective level controls in steam production
The steam generation cycle and supporting processes represent critical areas of opportunity for cost and performance benefits.
U.S. Department of Energy surveys show that minor adjustments in process management can incrementally improve efficiency in commercial and heavy industries. These include pulp and paper, chemical, petroleum refining, mining and food processing where as much as 60% of their total energy consumption goes to the production of steam.
The Steam Generation & Condensate Recovery Process Optimization Kit from Magnetrol, which contains a white paper on the hidden costs of ineffective level controls, also explains how effective instrumentation solutions can:
- Reduce fuel consumption
- Improve steam quality
- Recover valuable energy & resources
- Ensure product quality
- Lower maintenance costs
- Prevent production downtime