Food processing plant in Columbia, MO
Kemco was contacted by a major food processor looking to improve efficiency on their 400 and 600 hp boilers that run almost constantly to produce steam used for processing.
The Kemco Stack Economizer would take the heat from the boilers and convert it into heated water. The water then would flow to a plate and frame exchanger where it is hit with steam to heat the water further for sanitation use. The stack economizer would give the boiler the capacity to heat enough water for production.
The Kemco system has reduced natural gas consumption significantly, producing an average savings of $8,000 per month, with a peak of $11,000 and a low of $4,000. This food processing application saw a 3 ½ month return on investment.