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Thursday, October 9, 2014

CCG Energy Solutions Recipient of Energy Project of the Year Award

CCG Energy Solutions has received the Energy Project of the Year Award from the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers. The award recognizes an innovative energy project which has significant impact to an organization or the community.

Veyance Technologies, Inc. needed to replace its aging steam boilers at its St. Marys, Ohio production facility.  A direct replacement provided little savings in utility costs or environmental impact.  CCG Energy Solutions proposed replacing the 46 year old oil-fired boilers with new natural gas-fired boilers and utilize the fuel cost savings to pay for the project.  One of the many issues was the difficulty of converting the plant when there was a continuous 24 hours/day, 7 days/week requirement for the steam. 

Veyance Technologies allotted a 5,500 ft2 area inside the facility to CCG for a new steam plant.  CCG designed and built the new plant.  In addition to the boilers, a new deaerator, economizers, chemical feed system, make-up air system, and backup power generator were installed.  The equipment is controlled by an Automated Logic WebCTRL building automation system.  In order to get the proper volume of natural gas to the plant a new 3.5 mile natural gas line was run through the town of St. Marys to the plant.  To accommodate the new boiler plant the existing well was rebuilt to include a new housing, pumps, power and controls.

Outside of the new boiler room, 442 new steam traps were installed throughout the plant along with 13,757 linear feet of insulation on piping.

Based on the first months natural gas consumption the project is on target to save the projected $3.4 million annual cost savings – realizing a 1.6 year payback.  In addition to the consumption and cost reductions the project will reduce the plants annual carbon dioxide emissions by 14,000 tons.

“We are extremely pleased with the design and installation of the new steam plant”, said Steve Zenar, North American Operations Controller, Veyance Technologies. “The CCG Team was dedicated to providing us a new plant that focused on reducing our Total Cost of Ownership but also delivered an end product that exceeded our expectations.”

CCG provides turnkey energy solutions.  The company audits facilities, designs energy conservation measures, implement the solutions, monitors and verify the savings, provides the necessary training and offers future service on the systems.

Veyance Technologies is the authority on elastomer compounding and reinforcement technology with 10 technology centers around the world and testing capabilities unparalleled in the rubber industry. The St. Mary's plant produces Goodyear® engineered products and power transmission products.