Reducing or minimizing operating costs is vital to everyone today. Operating a steam plant is very expensive, so understanding the “true” cost of renting a packaged boiler goes beyond the monthly rental cost. The largest expense when operating any boiler is the fuel cost. In many cases the fuel cost is ten (10) times the monthly rental rate of the boiler package. So the best way to control the cost of operating a rental boiler is by reducing fuel usage.
The easiest way to do that is by renting an external stack economizer with the boiler package. The additional heat transfer surface in the economizer can reduce overall fuel usage by 4-6%. This fuel reduction can offset up to 50% of the monthly rental cost of the boiler package. This savings can be more than a quarter million dollars ($250,000) annually.
To make this happen, you must start with a boiler that does not require the economizer to make rated capacity. Every Wabash Power 75,000 PPH rental boiler is designed to make “full” steam capacity without needing the additional the heating surface in an economizer. Therefore, when you add an economizer to a Wabash Power 75,000 PPH (saturated or superheated) rental boiler, you reduce fuel usage and save money. Don’t be fooled by companies offering boilers that need the economizer’s heat transfer surface to make the rated capacity of the boiler. You will not get the fuel savings.
Always look beyond first cost when renting a packaged boiler. Give us a call so we can help you put together a boiler rental package that not only meets your steam demands but also saves you money.