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Steam usage in the ironing section of a garment manufacturing plant in Yangon Myanmar


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Problem
- High rejection rate due to stains on finished garments caused by water drip from irons

- Extra effort and time required for ironing in order to get quality finish

- Low quality steam supply

- Steam starvation in the ironing section

- High fuel consumption
Objective
To optimise the ironing process for

- increased productivity

- reduced rejection rate

- bringing down fuel cost

- improved work place safety 
Solution
The Forbes Marshall team conducted a study of the process and following changes were made with products from Forbes Marshall as per recommendation 

Replacement of:
- Existing coal fired boiler with 1TPH rice husk fired boiler with air pre heater
- All existing traps with thermodynamic traps 

Installation of:
- Pressure reducing station for stable steam pressure
- Moisture separators and strainers for all steam lines
- G-trap in each of the 80 irons
- Complete flash and condensate recovery system consisting of flash vessel, pressure powered pump packaged unit (PPPPU) and deaerator head for 100% CRF
- SteamMon steam flow meter to measure and monitor steam consumption
Benefits
- Boiler running at 82% efficiency with high S:F

- Optimum quality steam and quantity of steam

- Desired temperature attained quickly in all irons

- No high temperature condensate drainage

- High trap uptime Reduced rejection rate

- Increased productivity with better finish in 30% less man hours

- Enhanced operational safety

- Saving of US$1,770 per month in fuel bill