With ever-increasing energy bills and ambitious emissions targets occupying your mind, it can be hard to find the time to unlock the full potential of your steam system.
A Steam System Audit is ideally suited for you as a plant manager, to analyse and improve both the performance of your steam distribution loop and the thermal energy usage of your plant. This comprehensive analysis of your plant will identify energy savings, water savings and performance improvements.
Here are the 3 ways that an audit can help you:
An audit of your steam and thermal energy needn’t be an ‘off-the-shelf’ process. Every audit is uniquely tailored to your needs and can include a detailed report on everything from a full steam trap survey to steam generation efficiency and process improvements. The audit is designed to work around you, giving you the detailed information needed to meet, head-on, those challenges that limit the full potential of your plant.
Undertaking a tailored audit will help you on your path to discover where you can make extra savings on energy bills and emissions within your plant. So, whether it’s in the boiler house or the steam traps, an audit will allow you discover those savings. Incredibly, energy or cost savings of up to 20 per cent can be harnessed by inviting a specialist auditor to assess your hospital or food factory’s steam system and implementing their recommendations.
You can rest assured knowing that from the boiler house to the condensate return system, the Spirax energy engineer will leave no stone unturned in their detailed assessment of your plant.
As a plant manager, you’re best placed to seize the initiative and undertake a full and thorough audit before scaling down to smaller, targeted yearly audits. This will give your plant the very best opportunity to perform at its full potential.
Mat King, Survey & Audit Manager
Spirax Sarco has launched a new steam and thermal energy audit as part of its service portfolio.
For plant managers, two things in life are certain: manufacturing uses a lot of energy; and that energy costs money. In fact, a survey by The Daily Telegraph and YouGov revealed that 28 per cent of manufacturing companies spend more than £250,000 a year on energy . That’s enough to make anyone’s eyes water.
Scottish food manufacturer Strathmore Foods has successfully enhanced its health and safety, process productivity, and sustainability performance after an audit of its Forfar plant identified a series of potential improvements.