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Case Study:

Eliminate Steam Loss and Improve Productivity


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Customer Details
A plant in North India with 20 daylight heating-cooling press system manufacturing plywood, block boards and flush doors.
Problems
Manual intervention to operate the steam and cooling water valves.

Major loss of live steam due to frequent blowdown during heating cycles.

High heating time, wastage of energy and reduced productivity due to condensate logging.
Objective
To eliminate live steam losses and improve productivity.
Solution
Installation of Forbes Marshall's plattenMAC automation package for heating and cooling presses.

Installation of proper trapping system and condensate recovery system.
Benefits
Manual intervention eliminated.

Automation of the cooling presses helped prevent wastage and losses, and improved productivity.

60% reduction in heating cycle time with improved condensate recovery directly to feedwater tank.

Automatic separation of condensate and cooling water.

Improved productivity.

Saving of Rs 1,00,000/- per annum in treated water costs.

5% saving in annual fuel costs.