Waste Heat Boiler for Steam Generation
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Waste Heat Generates Steam and Savings

Overview

A coil coating facility purchased a new a 15,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) which had a nominal heat transfer efficiency rate of 90% thermal energy recovery. It was designed with supplemental fuel injection (SFI) which is used during low VOC loading conditions, to help save fuel cost.  The facility was looking for additional ways to decrease their exhaust air temperature and reduce operating costs. 

ACTION

The high exhaust temperature (above 650°F) and large airflow (12,650 SCFM) in the oxidizer exhaust stack provided the customer an opportunity to add energy recovery measures to further optimize their process and decrease their operating expenses.  Because their process required a significant amount of steam, it would likely provide the quickest payback for an energy recovery project. 

SOLUTION

Anguil Environmental installed an Air to Steam, Waste Heat Recovery Boiler to recover exhaust waste heat from the natural gas fired thermal oxidizer and produce 25 psig of steam.  The boilers use X-ID tubing for enhanced heat transfer through the helical ribs on the inside of the tubes.  

The Waste Heat Boiler package is a skid-mounted unit, forced circulation, fire tube, and heat recovery steam generator. The unit has automatic, modulating, exhaust gas bypass that is controlled by steam pressure.  A boiler feedwater and blowdown separator was included as part of the package.   

Installing the waste heat boiler system recovered about 2.58 MM BTU/hr of energy, lowering the  stack temperature to 338°F. The addition of the waste heat boiler on this application saved the facility $216,770 per year.  The total payback period for this project was less than six (6) months. 

 REPORTED VALUES

Air-to-Steam Heat Exchanger Reported Values

PROJECTED VALUES WITH ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM

Air-to-Steam Heat Exchanger Reported Values

ESTIMATED HOURLY SAVINGS OPPORTUNITY $25.81/HOUR
ESTIMATED YEARLY SAVINGS OPPORTUNITY $216,770.40/YEAR

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