Energy Saving in a Process Plant using a Steam Accumulator

Preethy Ayyappan, Jeyanandan Kumar, Vinod Kumar Venkiteswaran

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This work was done in a process plant, where the steam demand was mostly steady but sometimes it peaks-up to the double of the average demand for a short period of time. The plant, in addition to a 5000kg/hr boiler, was continuously operating a huge capacity boiler to encounter this brief situation. This was resulting in unnecessary energy loss. As a solution, a steam accumulator was added on and only a lower capacity boiler was run. The short time peak demand of the plant was satisfied by supplying extra steam from the accumulator for a short period of time. By doing so a saving of about RM 300,000/year was achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012154
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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