Converting conventionally powered drivers and heaters to electrical power and heating can significantly reduce the carbon footprint.
Many facilities generate lots of direct greenhouse (GHG) emissions due to gas-fired installations (furnaces, steam generation, hot oil systems, reboilers), and legacy diesel and steam drivers. Public, investor, legislative and financial pressures to reduce those scope 1 emissions, are increasing dramatically.
Switch to electricity!
We can reduce your scope 1 emissions by helping you switch to electrical powering and heating. Examples include switching to electrical drives, e-boilers, hybrid boilers and electrical heating. An additional benefit is that electrical equipment often needs a lot less maintenance.
Apart from changing out equipment, adequate attention must be paid to upgrading the electrical systems and controls, and in this way ensure smooth and green operation.
While the emission-reduction potential of electrification is large, the ramifications of electrification should not be underestimated. The best place to start is with a quick scan to identify the opportunities, the consequences on the electrical grid inside the facility and the source of the (green) electricity.
Subsequently, a roadmap needs to be made to ensure that all elements get modified in lock-step.
Switching to electrical drives
Apart from selecting & installing the right e-motor to replace a traditional driver, the gearbox often has to be converted too. With our in-depth knowledge of both e-motors and gears, we can take on complete drive train conversions.
If required, four quadrant frequency drives can also be interesting, allowing electricity to be returned to the network.
Switching to electrical heating
This is the realm of e-boilers, heat pumps and mechanical vapour recompression. An e-boiler is an excellent way to capitalize on electrical price fluctuations and help balance the grid, thanks to its very fast response time.
Moreover, the e-boiler is a valuable asset. It can serve as a very low-maintenance and zero-emission backup steam source during planned and unplanned outages.
Installing the right electrical infrastructure
Apart from installing electrical equipment, the right high/medium voltage cables, switch gear and transformers have to be installed as well. Of course, extra attention needs to be given to capacitors to improve the power factor and controls and to limit peaks in demand.
- Electrical drives
- Electrical heaters
- Connectivity & Controls
How we make the difference!
Stork has both the equipment and infrastructure knowledge in-house to execute the full scope.
|In-depth knowledge||We go both wide and deep: we have the skills, knowledge, and experience to successfully deliver you Mechanical and E&I solutions.|
|Well-trained||We have the qualifications and experience you need.|
Proven expertise in electrification
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Pump Station Electrification DPO
Asset Management - Peru electrical plant
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