Steam Header Management

Managing the industrial powerhouse to minimize the costs of electricity and steam requires constant attention and a great deal of information management. Typically, significant manual intervention occurs as operations personnel are continuously multi-tasking and making critical process control decisions. Spartan's Steam Header & Energy Management optimization system is used to stabilize steam header operations & reduce the total cost of energy in a mill by automating critical decision making and process adjustment. The Steam Header system automatically coordinates all boilers, PRVs, Steam Turbines and vents in a prioritized manner to stabilize steam headers during upsets and maintains a proper thermodynamic balance. 

The Energy Management System (EMS) then optimizes energy costs and generation by employing facility-specific models and rule sets to continually determine the optimum setpoints for all powerhouse process units. Spartan implemented a Steam Header and Energy Management System (EMS) at a pulp mill in British Columbia. Steam header variability was reduced and upsets were handled more consistently leading to fewer boiler trips. Further, electrical generation was maximized resulting in an average 2 MW increase in power production. This resulted in annual production benefit of over 2,000,000/year.

Spartan's Advanced Solutions provide integrated industry solutions and advanced services focused on improving our customer's operational reliability, safety and performance. Our team of experts are focused on improving operational performance and reliability by providing industry specific “pre-packaged solutions” that lower the cost and risk of deploying advanced technologies. Our goal is to support our customers in generating quantifiable business results that can be sustained through the entire life-cycle of your plant.