This website uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies as explained in our, Cookies Policy.

Case Study:

Eliminate Steam Loss and Improve Productivity


Paper & Board

View this Case Study as a PDF

FM_CaseStudyDetailBreadcrumb

Home / Case Study / Eliminate Steam Loss and Improve Productivity

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