Process-heating systems can make up around 17% of the electricity used by industry.
Your steam generation system could be using up to 34% of your production systems total energy *. With some simple, low cost maintenance and improvements, you should be able to reduce the energy used by your steam, hot water and process-heating systems by up to 10%:
- Improve the operation and maintenance of boilers
- Improve your water treatment and boiler water conditioning
- Preheat combustion air
- Increase boiler feedwater temperature by 7°C
- Use economisers.
You’ll find more ideas on how to be energy efficient in the energy efficiency guidelines on Sustainability Victoria’s website.
* According to Sustainability Victoria’s energy efficiency guidelines.