Case Study:

Improvement in condensate recovery factor


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Customer Details

A knitted fabric manufacturer in South India

Problems

– Condensate recovery through trap pressure and trap bypass valves partially open

– Live steam getting vented from feed water tank

– Water hammering in condensate line 
Objective

Improvement in condensate recovery factor (CRF)
Solution

Installation of 

– FLASHJET™ Pump for complete recovery of condensate, flash steam and motive steam at the equipment level

– Forbes Marshall deaerator head 
Benefits

– Additional heat recovery of 39,840 Kcal/hr
 
– Increase in feed water temperature by ~12OC

– No steam loss due to bypass valve opening

– No live steam venting from feed water tank

– ~2% savings in the annual fuel bill

– Water savings of 3300 m3 /yr

– Reduced COemissions ~ 330 TPA