29 September 2008 – Alstom John Thompson have supplied and installed a record number of gas-fired boilers for a variety of industrial operations in South Africa during the past year.
Roger Dawson, package boilers general manager, said the success the company has had with its range of Enviropac gas-fired boilers, which are locally manufactured, is due partly to many industries moving away from use of oil or coal in favour of gas as an energy source to reduce particulates and SO2 emissions.
“In addition to being more environment-friendly than coal- and oil-fired boilers, our gas-fired boilers operate at an efficiency of over 94% with an economiser, or over 90% without. They also have lower operating costs and are more compact. Another key factor in their favour is that gas is available at a competitive price,” he pointed out.
“In the past year we supplied a total of 12 new gas-fired boilers with a total steam output of over 150 t/hr, mainly to chemical, food, beverage and textile manufacturers in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal.”
Purchasers included Nampak, SA Breweries, Unilever, Kelloggs & NCP.
The Enviropac boilers are designed and manufactured to the latest international code for shell boilers, EN12953. The range covers single- and twin-burner boilers with outputs of up to 25 t/hr and 50 t/hr respectively.