Case

BOILER FEED APPLICATION: KM international leading rice industry exporter achieves 50% true cost savings with Grundfos CRE

OVERVIEW

KM International Rice Mill is a leading manufacturer and exporter of basmati and non-basmati rice in Haryana, India. They inaugurated their second plant in 2017 located in Karnal, Haryana with a total production capacity of 24 tonnes/hr and are renowned for milling, processing and supplying the finest basmati rice worldwide in general and to countries in the Middle East in particular.

THE SITUATION

The raw material, paddy rice undergoes various processes before reaching the rice yard for bagging, and boilers are a crucial part of the production process. The boiler, feed pumps and other auxiliaries like control valves, piping, etc at KM International were setup since 2017.

THE SOLUTION

Grundfos investigated and determined the problem in the existing system that was equipped with overcapacity pumps for the boiler feed pump application, which was a burden on the operational efficiency. Thus, Grundfos recommended, The CRE - An intelligent centrifugal pump. CRE is a multi-purpose in-line multi-stage pump with a built-in variable-speed

drive, built-in PI controller and IE5 permanent magnet motor for increased efficiency and control. Its variable-speed drive continually adapts pump performance to match current conditions and desired parameters such as pressure, flow, temperature or level. The CRE pump ensured a smooth operation of the steam boilers since it is specially designed to offer optimum performance even during the most extreme conditions.

THE OUTCOME

With Grundfos iSOLUTIONS, the customer achieved substantial savings in energy, water and other operational costs, while gaining a much greater system overview and control.

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