Improvement of Steam Distribution System Using Modified Steam Trap in a Furniture Decorative Laminate Industry

Haidar Akbarsyah, Danar Saputro, Chairul Hudaya

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Abstract

In a furniture decorative laminate industry, boiler is an important component to produce steam for machinery operation. Thus, improving efficiency of boiler becomes crucial step to reduce the operational cost and to increase the productivity. In this study, we investigated the replacement of steam trap in a boiler system using orificebased steam trap. Based on the real operational data, we found that the modified steam traps installed in an impregnation machine line could increase the boiler efficiency and decrease the fuel consumption by 7.1%, reduce the treated water by 5.5%, and decrease the condensate water volume by 1.9%. These phenomena occurred because there are no steam losses thus the boiler will work efficiently leading to the reduction in the use of fuel and treated water. The cost calculation concluded that the replacement of steam traps contributes to 2 months pay back period, Net Present Value (NPV) of USD 57,457, and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 562%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 2nd International Seminar on Research of Information Technology and Intelligent Systems, ISRITI 2019
EditorsFerry Wahyu Wibowo
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages394-397
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728145204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event2nd International Seminar on Research of Information Technology and Intelligent Systems, ISRITI 2019 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 5 Dec 20196 Dec 2019

Publication series

Name2019 2nd International Seminar on Research of Information Technology and Intelligent Systems, ISRITI 2019

Conference

Conference2nd International Seminar on Research of Information Technology and Intelligent Systems, ISRITI 2019
CountryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period5/12/196/12/19

Keywords

  • Boiler
  • Efficiency
  • Fuel
  • Laminate Industry
  • Steam Trap

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