Re: cost of steam generation

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Posted by carl on June 04, 2000 at 11:33:09:

In Reply to: cost of steam generation posted by Fred Ruepp on June 02, 2000 at 06:17:59:

: We are a manufacturer of textile process equipment that uses a fair amount of steam. We are looking for realistic steam cost estimates to use in our operating cost calculations. We have heard numbers ranging from $5.00 to $ 8.50 per thousand pounds of steam and wonder what is a realistic number for industrial installations in the textile industry. We do understand that this number is very dependant on the size of the boiler installation, and the type of fuel being burned.
: Any help would be appreciated.

Fred, you are correct in your latter assumptions. Under a rule of thumb basis you can be very high or very low in your estimate. Doing a survey based on your cost to operate and maintain and fixed costs is needed. Items such as; boiler value and depriciation, cost for maintenance on boiler and all ancillary equipment including parts and labor, saleries, benefits, insurance costs, administrative costs, chemicals, fuel, environmental requiremetns, electricity and related support would need to be gathered. Without these figuers a real sound dollar could not begin to reflect your business. I realize this may not be what you wanted to hear but it is a need.

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