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Guide to identifying boilerhouse efficiency

04 November 2019

A new guide from Spirax Sarco sheds light on the challenges with traditional boilerhouse energy measurement and areas for improvement to help maintenance and plant operators reduce operational costs. 

Darren Silverthorn, national controls and metering specialist at Spirax Sarco, wrote the guide to support operational management teams by highlighting areas for improvement that could be made to enhance efficiency and reduce the money spent paying for energy. 

‘A guide to identifying the true efficiency of your boilerhouse’ identifies several issues with traditional boilerhouse energy measurement including using burner efficiency to indicate the overall efficiency of their boilerhouse. It also highlights eight potential areas for improvement that managers could be missing out on, resulting in a potentially unoptimised system, higher operating costs, increased fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

The guide highlights the benefits of using a cost-effective, innovative solution to safely and efficiently get a full overview of the performance of the steam system such as a boilerhouse energy monitor. 

There is often limited means of energy monitoring in most boilerhouses and therefore limited knowledge of overall boilerhouse performance with facilities often unaware of where energy losses could be identified. A boilerhouse energy monitor provides a compact solution to gather that all important data – helping facilities managers to help themselves.  

“UK businesses have suffered from weakened competitiveness owing to rising energy costs and an uncertain economic environment,” said Silverthorn. “These businesses, could reduce their operational costs by monitoring the energy performance of their boilerhouse, to understand the losses the steam system could be experiencing.

To download the guide, click here.

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