Through an operational analysis a review of an existing facility is carried out in order to uncover opportunities for improvement in areas such as efficiency, emissions, availability, consumption and performance.
A feasibility report illustrates the costs and financial benefits of a possible investment in improved performance, a comparison between different solutions or for a required performance improvement (i.e. for emissions). Such a report can also deal with a change in operating conditions, such as a change of fuel, change in load, change in division between electricity and steam/heat production. Feasibility studies are an important tool for selecting and justifying an investment.
Inspections are mandatory and necessary to uphold performance, respect emission limits and repair after corrosion and wear and tear and fouling.
Prior to investing in a project, AET can assist with feasibility studies. The Rothes CoRDe CHP plant in Scotland is a good example, where AET was involved in the whole process right from the beginning. The plant uses residues from whiskey production as fuel, which required specially developed solutions.
AET can perform reviews of existing facilities and suggest improvements
Heat Balance Calculations