Outsourced Steam Production set to become the Norm for Businesses

In recent years the demand for outsourced steam solutions has grown significantly as steam-reliant businesses continue to look for ways to reduce their costs, increase their efficiency and cut their fuel use.  The latter has become especially important as the ongoing...

24/7 Solutions for those Unplanned Boiler Shutdowns

A trend that has developed over the past 24 months, is a marked increase in companies requiring emergency boiler systems to keep their steam operations functioning. One can speculate that this is as a result of businesses cutting back on spend and falling behind on...

Going Green with a Multi-pronged Approach

Reducing carbon footprint, cutting down on energy spend and building sustainable businesses have become priority goals for businesses across the globe, but arguably nowhere more so than in South Africa. Rising energy costs, loadshedding and the pressure to be...

Combining Steam and Refrigeration Plant Utilities for an Optimal Outcome

The implementation of the new 100MW licensing threshold for private generation could make it much easier for businesses reliant on steam – such as in the manufacturing sector (textiles, breweries and so on) – to use their existing infrastructure for power generation. By increasing the pressure of the steam used in one’s operation, a turbine designed to generate additional electricity for the business can then be added to the existing system.

Use Existing Infrastructure to Generate Power

The implementation of the new 100MW licensing threshold for private generation could make it much easier for businesses reliant on steam – such as in the manufacturing sector (textiles, breweries and so on) – to use their existing infrastructure for power generation. By increasing the pressure of the steam used in one’s operation, a turbine designed to generate additional electricity for the business can then be added to the existing system.

Dryden Combustion heritage lives on through Energy Partners Steam

Dryden Combustion’s renowned heritage and trusted name has been strengthened through its acquisition by Energy Partners, part of the PSG group, acquired Dryden Combustion four years ago and it has now completed its re-branding journey to EP Steam. Although the name...

Energy Contingency Plans to Avoid Catastrophic Downtime

It was recently reported that South Africa’s manufacturing production decreased by 49.4% year-on-year in April – largely due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. As a result manufacturing operations are under severe pressure to increase production levels to normal again, and any additional unplanned downtime as a result of failing equipment will have catastrophic consequences for the sector, which is working to claw back its profit margins.

Outsourced Steam: Improved Efficiency and Cost Savings

The economic down-turn has had a severe impact on countless businesses, forcing many to re-examine their operational costs. For commercial and industrial businesses that rely on steam, a dedicated and reliable service provider offering outsourced steam can deliver significant cost efficiency while eliminating the need for up-front capital investment, which reduces overall business risk.

Boiler Hire – Key to Avoiding Disruption

Businesses that rely heavily on boilers are occasionally confronted with a situation where they are forced to operate at reduced capacity. Whether the company is undergoing large-scale maintenance on its boiler systems, or a system breakdown occurs, they face the very real risk of operations grinding to a halt when the boilers stop.

Boiler Efficiency is Less About Age and More About Control

Businesses that require boilers for their operation are usually faced with a choice between acquiring new boiler units, or refurbished ones. One of the most common misconceptions in the market is that refurbished units are less efficient or will have shorter life spans than brand new boilers.