We have been looking at various approaches to optimize energy use and systems. This means thinking outside of the box whenever possible. Innovative Solutions are something that we work on a regular basis so we are used to doing that for our clients.
One of the requests that we had recently from a large industrial client was to lower energy costs by moving away from #6 oil to some other fuel type. We are now working with vendors to provide Liquified Natural Gas (LNG ) at this site with the idea of lowering operating cost, Life Cycle Cost and simplyfying operations for our client. Consideration should be made for any and all facilities especially those that operate on a 365/24/7 basis. When the thermal load is fairly level over the year, the opprotuniity to provide a base loaded system works very well.
This approach is not appropriate for every application, but when taken one at a time, we can optimize the best approach for the installation.
Please consider the alternatives when looking at energy!