Superb Efficiencies Create Tremendous Speed to Value from Boiler Control Upgrade

CS System Upgrade - Ethanol-01Challenge: Noticing an ongoing reduction in efficiency due to unreliable combustion systems on their dryers and boilers, a large ethanol producer and operator in the Mid-West U.S. contacted CEC to help with the boiler control upgrade on multiple pieces of their equipment.


Boiler Control Upgrade Project Highlights:

  • 15% Fuel Savings
  • One Turn-key Solution
  • Increased Output



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CEC was able to provide the design engineering, components, project management, programming, installation, commissioning, safety and interlock testing and operator training in one turn-key project.


CS System Upgrade - Ethanol-02The benefits of the project were outstanding:

  • Fuel Savings: 15% – 17% less natural gas use; saving over $200 a day; offsetting the upgrade’s cost in less than 18 months.
  • Energy Savings: Modern controls produce precise energy consumption.
  • Improved Reliability: Reduced downtime and accurate production.
  • Resilient Equipment: Ability to tune burners across the firing curve.
  • Decreased Start-Up Time: First attempt light off, reduced cycles on pilot equipment.

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