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THE dramatic increase of operational and fuel costs is undoubtedly the most common day-to-day challenges ALL sectors face. Due to global environmental pressure, reducing carbon emissions has also become a business imperative.

With over 35 years’ experience in the boiler and burner industry, Grant Renecle, MD at Combustion Technology, and his team have been addressing these issues as a priority.

Together with their suppliers, Combustion Technology collectively tackle the most cutting edge and impactful projects utilising the most innovative products to address such everyday challenges.

“It is essential that we offer our customers innovative technology and customised / turnkey solutions as it plays a huge role in bearing down those operational costs”, says Grant. “Energy efficiency is the distinguishing factor at all boiler plants. This is a very questionable factor in South Africa with its dependency on coal fired boilers.”

How does a boiler management system work?

Similar to a car’s on board computer diagnostics, a boiler management system analyses the boiler’s complete functions to ensure optimum operation, alerting the ‘driver’ when there is a malfunction or default values are outside normal parameters.

Boiler management services are critical in today’s environment, providing round the clock monitoring to show how a boiler is performing.

For optimum efficiency, the Combustion Technology Boiler System Interface enables 24/7 off-site monitoring of the plant performance and all the boiler’s key functions – and as standard fitment, is included with all their containerised boiler rentals.

From the comfort of the office or home kilometres away, customers are able to track and monitor what is happening on site in real time to ensure reliability and efficient performance:

  • Steam flow metering.
  • Water level control.
  • Fuel consumption compared to steam generation.
  • Fuel pressure.
  • Stack temperature.
  • Ideal emissions (O2, CO2, CO).
  • Tracking and monitoring of any element that interferes with production / output.

Built-in alarms alert the engineers at the Combustion Technology head office if set points drift off commissioned values. Immediate interventions are actioned to ensure that the highest efficiencies are maintained.

With this service, the company offer further fuel bill savings thanks to the ability to read O2, CO and CO2 emissions.

This enables users to know immediately when fuel is being wasted and also to track where and when any problems arise. Monitoring the changing ambient conditions, varying combustion values and the conditioning of fuel, are all critical factors in an efficient operation.

“It is our commitment to deliver solutions that are real. Energy efficiency cannot just happen on paper; it has to translate into the balance sheet of the business and we guarantee to do exactly that.”

Its Autoflame Mk8 and Mini Mk8 controllers can manage up to 10 boilers simultaneously.

“Our solution ensures that the boiler works at continuous levels of efficiency, throughout the boiler and burner’s firing range. We offer the products, service and guarantee to achieve exactly that and it’s what differentiates us and saves our clients’ money.”

“We have proven cost savings and efficiency time and again.” says Grant, “One of our customers recently reported a phenomenal 30 – 40% of fuel saved in one month!”

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