Analysis of a steam system and development of concepts to produce electrical power


Helbling Beratung + Bauplanung executed a steam analysis for an international paper mill to evaluate the potential to produce electrical power with a gen set.

Based on the analysis we challenged an existing concept and developed three additional solutions to produce electrical power with the steam available. Helbling developed the concepts technically and economically to assure a comparison at the same level. The four solutions with a power range of 50-100 kW achieve a payback of 8-15 years. The study visualized potential risks and strengthened the foundation of the decision for the investment.