University realizes major savings thanks to steam boilersJune 23, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Forward-thinking companies in North America, who want to conserve oil and gas resources while saving money and reducing emissions, have embraced Miura boilers for their state-of-the-art, super efficient technology. The company has no shortage of examples of successful installations that have resulted in huge savings for the customer.
One such example highlights the University of Arkansas, and the benefits the university has seen since implementing six Miura LX-300 natural-gas-fired steam boilers to handle the on-demand steam requirements of the many buildings on its 350-acre Fayetteville campus.
“Being in Northwest Arkansas, we have weather and temperatures that can vary widely,” explains Scott Turley, the university’s director of utility operations and maintenance. “Also, being a university campus, we have high morning warm-up loads when students are getting up for class and taking showers, but that drops off pretty quickly throughout the day. Trying to accommodate that varying load demand with old, large, central-stationed boilers is not the most efficient approach. Replacing them with Miura’s modular, rapid-start, step-fired boilers that can match our load profile much more closely is more appealing to us.”
Turley adds that the on-demand steam feature is a great asset for the university.
“To be able to spool the boiler up very quickly, and then take it back down offline when the load dies down is really helpful. Another advantage of the Miura boilers is that if, by chance, we lose a boiler for some reason, we only lose a sixth of our production capacity. If you lose a large packaged boiler, you can lose it all. That additional reliability factor of a multiple installation of Miura boilers is also something we liked.”
With the installation of the six Miura LX-300 steam boilers, the University of Arkansas has not only upgraded its physical plant with the advantages of on-demand steam and a reduced environmental footprint, it has also saved money — approximately $280,000 based on preliminary measurement.