THERMAX MADE IT POSSIBLE! UP TO 45% FUEL COST SAVING USING 100% BIOMASS FIRING
In 2012 ITC was looking for expansion with a cost-effective fuel solution and was keen to have 100% biomass-fired unit, yet the biggest challenge here was maintaining steam-fuel ratio as the calorific value of fuel i.e. biomass briquettes changes drastically.
There were three main criteria’s for this project :
- UNINTERRUPTED STEAM SUPPLY
- FAST RESPONSE TO FLUCTUATINGLOAD”
- HIGH EFFICIENCY
INNOVATIVE SOLUTION BY THERMAX
A heating system is the heart of any food processing unit. ITC group partnered with Thermax for a reliable solution which consisted of a 14 TPH boiler (CPRG 140) with economizer and air pre-heater ensuring higher efficiency and uptime for high-pressure steam requirements in the chips and noodles frying process.
Reciprocating Grate utilizes successive oscillation of grate linkage for the continuous movement of fuel;
alternate movement of grate blocks pushes the fuel in the distinct combustion zones of a grate.
- 100% combustion
- Highest uptime and efficiency
- Low emission
To ensure steam to fuel ratio of 5.0 Thermax has offered Lambion Reciprocating grate technology. Thermax has Licensed Lambion technology that has over 100 years of experience in biomass firing solutions. The grate offers progressive combustion with distinct combustion zones making it ideal solution for biomass firing up to 60%
The Adaptation of an efficient boiler system from Thermax and the change in fuel from FO (furnace oil) to biomass briquettes helped ITC to achieve these challenging results with just 3-4 people managing the complete plant operations.
- STEAM TO FUEL RATIO 5.0
- FUEL COST SAVING UP TO 45%
- SPM LEVEL AS LOW AS 28 PPM
Thermax welcomes another happy customer in its fold