JBC’s expertise in advising on the most fuel efficient and energy saving solutions, has resulted in their customers considering JBC to be a trusted ‘sounding board’ for their engineering facilities and a first point of call. Savings in fuel, energy, and low emissions can make a significant difference to the bottom line and the efficient running of a manufacturing site.
Food Manufacturer Case Study
JBC was contacted by a major food manufacturer to replace existing and outdated Hamworthy HFO burners installed on a 3 pass steam boiler rated 30,000pph and two 25,000pph boilers.
The existing burners had a turn down of 3.5:1 on oil which subsequently added to boiler recycling and maintenance issues.
The new replacement Oilon burners had Variable Speed Drives operating the FD fan giving around a 50% saving on the running of electrical costs for the burners. On top of this, a state of the art ‘Ecosafe’ Digital Burner Management System delivered further savings of around 1%.
All the new Oilon upgrades achieved a turndown of up to 10:1 on gas and 4:1 on oil, generating fuel savings of up to 5%.
The new burners achieved a high combustion efficiency through accurate fuel/air mix, alongside a high turndown ratio, resulting in low excess oxygen levels across the full turndown range. On top of this the burners provided ease of maintenance and service, as well as high efficiency and low noise operation.
An additional benefit was the use of a constant velocity combustion head, which maintained the air flow velocity throughout the firing range and optimised the O2 levels. The modulation allowed the burners to operate safely at O2 levels of less than 2% at high fire on gas through to 3.5% at low fire, without the creation of CO.
Further savings of 1% in fuel were achieved by installing an ‘oxygen trim’ system.
The new equipment is estimated to save the company a substantial amount with a very quick capital repayment.
Our reputation for quality workmanship, reliability and versatility has attracted clients such as manufacturing giants, Bentley Motors, Warburtons and Coors’ Brewery as well as many SMEs.
We offer a range of essential core services including boiler services, repairs and maintenance, preparation for boiler insurance inspections, boiler installations, mechanical services, pipework, and a vital emergency call out service.
JBC Industrial Services Limited is the leading independent service provider for industrial steam and hot water boiler services in the UK.