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Posted by carlstadt on June 21, 2005 at 19:32:15:
In Reply to: Re: Unforseen problems with converting to natural gas posted by Charlie on June 20, 2005 at 11:03:15:
: : I run a CB 600 hp fire tube that can run on #6 oil or nat. gas. The boiler runs at 1/4 to 1/2 throttle so I don't see a differance, but I don't know if we ran at full throttle if both fuels would keep up. The guy who buys the fuel said it's cheaper to use gas. BiLL
: Thanks for the reply, I did a bunch of home work on the cost effectivness of going to natural gas and the payback for retrofitting the boilers will be less than 2yrs.My real main concern was being able to keep up with production but if I can get the right burner capacity I hopfully will be able to keep up and save some money at the same time. Thanks again for your input .
You could have the manufacturer do a cost benefit analysis for the retrofit and they could give you a ball park figure for fuel cost, btu output, efficiency, or whatever you request. You can have it set up to burn gas or oil (that's what I have) this way if you have a problem with one fuel you switch over to the other, it takes two minuets. You said you did home work on the cost, I'd like to know what kind of figures you came up with. Bill
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