Article Features Inovair As Technology To Save Energy and Increase Turndown
This article in Blower and Vacuum Best Practices discusses how the Madison Utilities wastewater treatment plant pursued several plant upgrades, including Inovair geared centrifugal blowers. When planning the digester upgrade project, plant manager Mark Bland worked closely with Krebs Engineering, to carefully vet blowers options. Energy savings were pegged as key to success. With Inovair technology, fewer – and smaller – blowers were needed, and Inovair’s high efficiency saves the plant tens of thousands of dollars in energy costs per year (annual savings of $50,000 anticipated). The blowers also offer flexibility to cost-effectively adapt to the need for increased water treatment in the future. Bland states “The turndown capability of the blowers is very important to me since it means we don’t have to worry about over-aerating. Why would I put more energy into it to accomplish the same job? Using technology to save energy costs is something we work to achieve in every area of the plant.” While the blowers contribute to energy efficiency on daily basis, Bland said another advantage of the fully enclosed, stacked configuration was the ability to install the machines in a single compact footprint without the need for additional infrastructure costs normally associated with larger blowers located in a traditional blower room. Read the full article: CLICK HERE.