Process Fan Upgrade at British Sugar
At British Sugar plant in Cantly, UK, Munters successfully upgraded an MXT 2800 to be followed by 6 others.
ROI less than 2 years
At British Sugar, Cantley, UK, 7 Munters dehumidifiers type MX and MXT are in operation, and the fan upgrade of one dehumidifier type MXT2800 was selected as a pilot project. The dehumidifiers at British Sugar are in operation 8,500 hours per year.
Based on a price for electricity of 8.5p per kWH, the ROI (return of investment) is less than 2 years, including all costs for parts and labour. The upgrading involves removal of original square box design fan, ductwork modification, mounting of EC fan assembly, modification of the originalprocess fan switchgear, removal of a process fan contactor and fitting of a potentiometer. Depending on the accessibility of the dehumidifier, the upgrade process amounts to approximately one day of labour.
The success of this pilot project will be followed up by upgrading the other 6 Munters dehumidifiers in operation at British Sugar in Cantley.
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