Food processor cooks up delicious meals with “green” boilersNovember 24, 2014 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Hot Cuisine America, a state-of-the-art fresh-prepared meal facility in New Jersey, needed boilers to drive machinery, heat its 16,000-sq.-ft. facility, and generate the hot water supply for sanitation and facilities use. But it wanted a solution that would do this efficiently.
Enter Miura LX 200 steam boilers. The company now has two.
“These Miura boilers are amazing,” says Henry Kao, chief engineer at Hot Cuisine. “They reach operating high pressure in less than seven minutes, and are highly efficient in terms of gas and water consumption. I estimate that there’s as much as a ten-to-one savings with these boilers. They save space as well, because of their compact design.”
Miura’s LX Series boilers feature a “floating header” design, which serves as the cornerstone of gas and oil savings by being able to produce full steam output within five minutes from a cold start. Standard firetube boilers require over an hour, which contributes to their consuming up to 20 per cent more fuel per month.
Kao was also impressed by the variable load capacity of the boilers. In a multiple installation, Miura boilers can be turned on or off as needed, allowing companies to meet demand during peak hours while operating at greater efficiency throughout the day and reducing wear and tear on the boilers.
Hot Cuisine America’s two boilers alternate each week, with the second unit providing backup. The equipment also features an online maintenance system with a “sliding window feature” that records an event four seconds before it occurs, so it can be diagnosed and corrected faster.
“These Miura boilers are designed like a computer,” says Kao. “They have computer sensors that constantly monitor boiler operations and a screen that displays this information: steam pressure, temperature, water level, water quality, etc. There’s also a status light for quick status reference.”
Another feature that impresses Kao is a computer modem that enables users to monitor boiler operations remotely.
“No matter where you are, you can examine what the boiler is doing via the Internet.”
Miura boilers are also safe for the environment, producing nitrous oxide emissions levels that are 60 per cent lower than conventional boilers. Recent technological innovations by Miura will reduce NOx emissions to near zero on future models, the company says.
“Miura boilers are very good,” says Kao. “They represent a revolution in price, convenience and installation, and they are efficient in terms of energy and water savings.”