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Lower Plant Energy Bills


All Combustion Systems

1. Operate furnaces and boilers at or close to design capacity

2. Reduce excess air used for combustion

3. Clean heat transfer surfaces

4. Reduce radiation losses from openings

5. Use proper furnace or boiler insulation to reduce wall heat losses

6. Adequately insulate air or water-cooled surfaces exposed to the furnace environment and steam lines leaving the boiler

7. Install air preheat or other heat recovery equipment


Steam Generation Systems

8. Improve water treatment to minimize boiler blowdown

9. Optimize deaerator vent rate

10. Repair steam leaks

11. Minimize vented steam

12. Implement effective steam trap maintenance program

13. Use high-pressure condensate to make low-pressure steam

14. Utilize backpressure turbine instead of pressure reducing or release valves

15. Optimize condensate recovery


Process Heating Systems

16. Minimize air leakage into the furnace by sealing openings

17. Maintain proper, slightly positive furnace pressure

18. Reduce weight of or eliminate material handling fixtures

19. Modify the furnace system to use a separate heating system to recover furnace exhaust gas heat

20. Recover part of the furnace exhaust heat for use in lower-temperature processes


Courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Energy