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Spreading the CEA message to Hong Kong

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Allied Bakeries Case Study - INSTALLATION PROJECTS

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Allied Bakeries Case Study - ENERGY & TECHNICAL

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Allied Bakeries Case Study - OPERATION & MAINTENANCE

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The safe operation of boilers - who's responsible?

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Optimizing Energy Usage in Multi-Fuel Boilers

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A First Step in Reducing Power and Utility Costs and Emissions

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Solutions to complex Burner Management System (BMS) applications

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How to avoid energy over consumption in your manufacturing process

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Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

From a serious boiler explosion in Hong Kong to a fact finding and training visit to the UK, The CEA's Chairman Derry Carr with Cochran's David Branch was involved with helping the authorities in Hong Kong investigate a serious boiler explosion.

Then it was on to visit a very well run and organised NHS Estates department at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. Heartlands have been a member of the CEA fro several years, attending conference workshops and other initiatives such as the MCPD, Technical Boilerhouse Risk Assessment, BOAS and I-GAS. 

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Spreading the CEA message to Hong Kong

 

During the summer of 2016 Cochran were asked to provide independent advice and guidance following a reportable accident in Hong Kong. To provide this independent advice Cochran asked Derry Carr (CEA Chairman) to attend site and investigate.

The Investigation highlighted a number of areas where systems and operation could be improved. As a result, a number of initiatives have been put in place with the Hong Kong government Electrical & Mechanical Service Department.

In 2017 it is planned for Derry to carry out further Technical Risk Assessment training to engineers locally in Hong Kong, along with Bill Higgins(Cochran Training manager) providing International Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme training (I-BOAS) for the operators and maintainers. 

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Allied Bakeries Case Study - INSTALLATION PROJECTS

Installation Objectives

  • Guaranteed Energy Savings
  • Low Carbon Footprint
  • Reliable Steam Supplies

Installation Benefits

  • Realise lower emissions and energy cost savings
  • Realise economic project capital payback
  • Plant configured steam load for maximum efficiency
  • Long term site plant reliability
  • Access Project teams with proven track records
  • Explore project feasibility options such as biomass

Renolit Cramlington, a leading decorative surfacing materials manufacturer commissioned MCL Energy to Design, Build, & Operate their new boiler house.

The Energy Centre installation comprises two new steam boilers with integral economisers, chimney stack & associated works and site gas infrastructure.

The operation and support contract includes boiler operation, planned preventative maintenance, warranty and 24-hour emergency callout.

Renolit benefit from improved steam supply reliability, better plant efficiencies and good capital payback terms.

Recent installation clients include Huntsman Advanced Materials with energy savings of 30.5% or 1998 MWh in the first six months full operations.

 If you need to improve plant performance and reduce carbon footprint please email Business Development enquiry@mclenergy.co.uk or visit www.mclenergy.co.uk

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Allied Bakeries Case Study - ENERGY & TECHNICAL

ENERGY & TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES

  • Guaranteed Energy Savings
  • Low Carbon Footprint
  • High Efficiency Steam Supplies
  • Capital Provision To Fund Project

ENERGY & TECHNICAL BENEFITS  

  • Realise lower emissions and energy cost savings
  • Access project capital amortised over contract term
  • Guaranteed fixed costs for the next decade
  • Plant configured steam load for maximum efficiency
  • Long term site plant reliability
  • Access to free technical advice

Huntsman Advanced Materials (UK), a leading global supplier of structural adhesives for joining composite materials commissioned MCL Energy to Design, Build, Finance & Operate their new boiler house.

The Energy Centre installation includes project management, Construction Design & Management (CDM) regulations, natural gas site infrastructure, steam and condensate connection, civil works, building, steam plant, reverse osmosis and plant project capital.

Following successful completion an operation and support contract was awarded comprising plant performance, daily operation, planned preventative maintenance, emergency callout and remote plant monitoring.

Huntsman Advanced Materials has realised 30.5% energy savings or 1998 MWh in the first six months full operation. Recent Energy & Technical clients include Renolit Cramlington & SCA Hygiene Products.

If you need to improve plant performance and reduce carbon footprint please email Business Development enquiry@mclenergy.co.uk or visit www.mclenergy.co.uk

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Allied Bakeries Case Study - OPERATION & MAINTENANCE

Service Objectives

  • Competitive & Value-For-Money
  • Accurately Budget Maintenance Costs
  • Reduce Running Costs

Service Benefits

  • Accurately budget energy and heating plant costs
  • Optimise maintenance regimes and plant life cycle
  • Prevention focus to minimise reactive maintenance
  • Flexible service agreements to suit business needs
  • Access multi skilled engineering team

A leading UK manufacturer Allied Bakeries commissioned MCL Energy to Operate & Maintain their Stevenage site. Allied Bakeries produce the Kingsmill™ bread, one of the UK’s Top 10 grocery brands. Sub-brands Great Everyday White, 50/50, Tasty Wholemeal and Crusts Away are all manufactured at the site.

A flexible service approach enables Allied Bakeries to outsource specific energy and heating plant activities through the Service Level Agreement (SLA). The operation and maintenance comprises daily maintenance, combustion support, planned preventative maintenance, ad hoc asset replacement, water treatment and 24/7 inclusive callout.

Other Operation & Maintenance clients include Arriva Group, Dunlop Oil & Marine, Ribble Packaging, SAICA Packaging, SCA Hygiene Products and Synthomer Chemicals.

If you need to make energy cost savings, improve plant performance and budget accurately please email Business Development enquiry@mclenergy.co.uk or visit www.mclenergy.co.uk

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The safe operation of boilers - who's responsible?

Recently, our Chairman - Derry Carr - has had an article published in Plant & Works Engineering Magazine:

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If you are reading this, then the likelihood is you're an engineer with responsibility of the boiler plant in your organisation. Now that could be a factory, a hospital, a chemical plant, a prison or in fact anywhere with a boiler.

So, is the boiler plant your responsibility? Yes; you say, it is my responsibility.

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The fact is, the over-riding responsibility for the safe operation of the boilers within your organisation sits with the head of your organisation. It may be the MD or the CEO or some other such title but for this exercise we will call him/her the MD. The chances are, they're not from an engineering background and possibly don't even know where the boilerhouse is, but they cannot get away from it, in law, they are responsible.

So what are their responsibilities?

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Optimizing Energy Usage in Multi-Fuel Boilers

Steam is a critical part of many process manufacturing processes and the energy to produce it can be a significant source of operational costs. Jim Cahill recently caught up with process automation hall-of-fame member Greg McMillan and Emerson’s Scott Pettigrew at the Emerson Exchange conference in Austin.

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Greg and Stan Weiner had recently interviewed Scott in a ControlGlobal.com article, Boilers as fast as can be.

controlglobal-boiler-responTo highlight just a sampling of their wisdom shared with the readers; read the entire article. Greg opened noting:

Steam header pressure controllers can be properly tuned for fast response, and use feedforward signals and half decouplers to minimize disruptions in a header and between headers from large changes in steam usage and generation by production units.

He asked Scott about ways to minimise purchased fuel usage on multi-fuel boilers. Scott explained:

We can use boilers running on waste fuel to take all the swings in the plant steam demand within minutes. The starting point is good flow measurements and computations on a mass flow basis.

Coriolis flowmeters are great in terms of providing the most accurate mass flow measurement with the greatest rangeability, as well as density measurement with incredible precision. However, for solid fuels, very large lines or other applications where Coriolis flowmeters are not practical, strategies can provide the missing information as long as the flow measurements are relatively repeatable.

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A First Step in Reducing Power and Utility Costs and Emissions

Industrial power and utility operations are amongst the biggest users of fuel, and greatest generators of emissions. With escalating fuel costs and challenging environmental regulations, it is important that these facilities operate at their best.

Efficiency must be maximised across the entire operation, waste and low-cost fuels need to be leveraged to the highest degree possible, and the electric tie-line must be managed, all while being responsive to changing demands for steam and other utilities. 

Industrial boilers represent the largest single source of energy transformation in an industrial utility. For facilities generating steam and electricity for subsequent use on-site, the effective operation and control of fired equipment plays a major role in tackling energy efficiency. 

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A First Step in Reducing Power and Utility Costs and Emissions

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Solutions to complex Burner Management System (BMS) applications

Providing solutions to complex Burner Management System (BMS)applications requires a combination of process knowledge, regulatory awareness, robust components, and an intuitive interface all applied with industry experience to ensure that life, equipment, and revenue are well-protected.

A BMS is truly the last line of defense in preventing the catastrophic failure of a boiler, fired heater or other industrial heating systems involving the combustion of a fossil fuel. Safety is always the number one priority.

Industrial Energy processes involve large equipment and machinery, combustion, some hazardous materi­als, and other potentially dangerous aspects. Proper safety practices and procedures must always be in place and used. The end user must therefore be confi­dent that the BMS supplier has a firm understanding in several key areas.

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Solutions to complex Burner Management System (BMS) applications

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How to avoid energy over consumption in your manufacturing process

When Manufacturers look at minimising operating costs it's no surprise that energy efficiency comes to mind. Plant equipment operators are often blind to losses that can and do occur on a real-time basis as they focus on the productivity demands of the business.

So how does a business keep on track of energy consumption and importantly energy over consumption that so many plants experience?

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