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Steam Generation’s business model is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in its aim to reduce the world’s dependency on hydrocarbon fuels and provide clean, reliable steam. Our business has prioritised the following SDG’s:

These prioritised SDG’s enable our business to work towards achieving the objectives of the World Energy Council in developing energy systems that deliver secure, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy for the benefit of people, the planet and at a profit.

Boiler plants increasingly require sophisticated engineering in line with environmental regulations as they use different fuels to meet production needs. Combustion needs to be optimized on-demand for efficient startup and operation. Plants have to operate safely, reliably and affordably.

Steam Generation can assist in undertaking cost-benefit analyses to determine existing load profile and subsequent decarbonization and cost-savings plan through retrofit, replacement and automation technologies. These sustainable technologies including installation, can be delivered through our financing platform.

BOILER CONVERSIONS

Our team of experts is actively converting burners to suit the energy requirements of our clients, be it affordability, efficiency or reliability. Steam Generation has undertaken numerous coal-to-gas fired boiler conversions with astounding success.

COAL BOILER ENERGY BALANCED CONTROL SYSTEM – EBCS

This system offers the basic controls to operate a coal boiler on automatic reducing GHG emissions, increasing efficiency and saving on operating costs. Features include:

  • Unistream Pro PLC & HMI technology locally supported in South Africa
  • 7” Touch screen
  • Full ALARM functions
  • Controlling Combustion: Variable Speed Drives on the following:
    • FD & ID Fans
    • Stoker
    • Controlling Steam Pressure via a Steam Pressure Transmitter
    • Controlling Furnace Pressure / Draft
    • Controlling boiler water level using Spirax probe technology

BOILER HOUSE INSTALLATIONS IN CONTAINERS – “MOBILE STEAM PLANTS”

There is an ever increasing demand for convenient steam supply in the energy and water scarce regions of Africa. We have been involved in installing boiler plants in containers providing secure and accessible steam supply in remote locations. We currently have twenty (20) containerised steam plants installed throughout Africa.

SUSTAINABLE HEAT GENERATION TECHNOLOGY

Steam Generation is at the forefront of delivering sustainable heating generation technologies such as economizers, flue gas analyzers, combined heat and power (CHP) and sustainable fuel-fired boilers that run on biomass, waste-heat or natural gas. We deliver these solutions through our partnerships with Cochran boilers, Autoflame Combustion Control Systems, Limpsfield Burners and Vyncke throughout Africa. Our technologies can help customers realize up to 95% net plant overall efficiency, 40% opex savings and low GHG-emission heat and power.

Cochran

Cochran has a wide range of heat recovery boilers tailored to customer steam and power requirements. The range includes Cochran’s Composite Boiler technology which enables a boiler to be fired on up to three (3) sources of fuel such as generator/turbine waste-heat, natural gas and diesel. Customers can realize up to 95% net overall efficiency and a 40% reduction in operating costs.
Queens Hospital

Autoflame

Pioneers in combustion technology, Autoflame helps clients all over the world reduce both the emissions and the fuel cost of their existing boiler plant through its leading combustion control systems. Through its microchip technology, Autoflame constantly adjusts the fuel-to-air mix ratio of the combustion process which can bring reductions of as much as 15-20% in emissions. Fuel savings make for impressively short payback times building a compelling business and environmental case.
Mini 8 Full Option

Limpsfield

Through its unique forced draft design, the Limpsfield burner range distributes air at the burner head to ensure a safe and stable combustion and flame geometry throughout the firing range. Each burner is guaranteed to generate up to 3% oxygen emissions while firing gas with negligible carbon dioxide production. With high turndown ratios, large boilers can operate at much higher efficiencies. The products are built to the International Quality Management System standard for the manufacturing and testing of gas and oil fired burners with associated valves, enclosures and housings. This results in efficient combustion, superior reliability and maximized safety.

VYNCKE

VYNCKE boilers turn biomass into clean energy. VYNCKE designs and builds green and clean energy plants burning biomass and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) to produce cogenerated thermal energy from 1 – 100 MWth and electrical power from 0.5 – 15 MWe. The energy comes individually or in any combination of steam, hot water, thermal oil and hot gas with or without electrical power generation.
Rice Plant