A steam system must be implemented as a whole consisting of equipment, distribution (networks), operation and maintenance.
How do standard steam system developments protect life, capital and reputation?
It is not a big surprise to find that we all want to save costs in the present, both individuals and companies, in order to “invest” in other items. It is a traditional human behavior, which however has entailed great costs for the survival and sustainability of companies.
How much can I save on something that seems not important?
How to get the biggest benefit at the lowest cost?
We all look for the same thing, and in steam projects that involve thermal generation system with boilers the same thing happens. The cost of a quality boiler, manufactured with international safety and efficiency standards, could be considered high, if we compare it with its peers of inferior quality and no compliance with standards.
The saving is evident, its benefit on the other hand, not so much.
Now, it was possible to make a good decision, and buy a suitable boiler. Then it was decided to apply “savings” in the distribution network.
Every boiler needs a steam distribution system that conforms to the technical conditions required for uniform deployment (both in area and in power). A poorly designed distribution network, poorly implemented and with no mantenimiento de calderas (maintenance), will mean to the project a significant loss of efficiency, and therefore a need to burn more fuel than required.
What does this mean? Higher monthly financial expenses for the project that could be avoided.
When this happens, most of the time the eyes turn on the boiler or caldera in spanish. “It was poorly manufactured,” “it doesn’t have the efficiency it promised,” “it would have been better to buy the cheap one,” etc. This, if I am allowed a colloquial example, is like installing old tires to a new Mercedes and blaming the vehicle for not having a good grip. In the same way, implementing a poor steam network will result in the detriment of the entire steam application.
Our expert engineers at GEMLSA know the methods to define precisely how to implement a steam network that fits and in accordance with the efficiency of the boiler that feeds it. The steam network is precisely the element that allows the boiler to stand out. So to speak, the launching pad that allows the boiler to display all its power. And when that happens, and in GEMLSA we have seen it happen numerous times, the steam network is capable of providing enough power for numerous thermal applications of any industrial, hospital, medical, scientific, etc. facility. Our steam projects have superior durability and stability due to our expertise.
This increase in efficiency reduces costs, increases productivity and extends the life of the steam system since it is not subjected to unnecessary wear when the boiler and the network are perfectly coupled.
In the long term, the project has better returns, lower maintenance costs and productive facilities.
Our question is: How much money would you like to save in the future? The same amount of money you save in the future will be greater than the amount you invest today.
So that we can generate a positive impact on the industry through the professionalization of the operation and production of thermal generation systems, GEMLSA has been involved first hand in the creation of educational content at university level to promote the efficiency of the systems steam.
An efficient steam system must also include people trained to operate it. For this reason, in conjunction with the Central University, GEMLSA offers an Industrial Diploma in Boilers and Steam Installations in Process. Through the diploma, all people related to the industry, both in manufacturing and operation can increase and professionalize their knowledge, thus contributing to the efficiency of all steam systems in the country.