MCE Group valve technicians have recently completed a round of non-intrusive ValvPerformance testing on a total of 148 Globe / Gate Valves on HT steam processes on UK Biomass and Efw Power Stations, with all valves being in service for 3 years or less.
Based on the plants hourly operating costs and annual run time, the reported steam losses were a combined 2.35MWH, resulting in a total cost attributable to cycle isolation losses of £642K per annum.
20 globe valves alone reported a total loss of £280K annually, and the customer was quick to request a quotation for replacement. The price for replacing these valves was £55K, and as the valves are on a steam application, they are guaranteed for 4-years.
By replacing these 20 globe valves with ValvTechnologies metal-seated, zero-leakage V1-1 Ball Valves, payback will be fast, and within 4 years of installation, these 20 valves alone will save over £1M!!
Call the team at MCE Group on 01642 882211 to discuss how we can help save hundreds of thousands on your steam processes.
By MCE Group Plc