Loos to push boiler efficiency at trade fair

By George Reynolds

- Last updated on GMT

German boiler firm Loos will be highlighting potential economic and
ecological benefits of a system overhaul to the beverage industry
at the BRAU expo next month.

During the annual trade fair, held in Nuremberg from 15 to 17 November, the company is set to provide a forum for industry concerns and issues, while presenting possible solutions.

Loos has been responsible for supplying more than 100,000 boilers worldwide since it was formed in 1865. Many are still in continuous use decades after installation.

Recent marked increases in fuel prices and technological advances mean that many boilers may no longer be operating at their optimum efficiency, wasting both energy and money.

At the Loos stand, specialists will be on-hand free of charge offering energy costs calculations for boilers in current use and advice on potential operating cost savings.

The BRAU fair, a get-together for producers of beer and soft drinks, is an opportunity for the firm to drive home their continuing message of improving energy efficiency.

For operators of Loos boiler systems, the company is offering system analysis to detect inefficiencies and potential improvements within plants.

On an individual basis, modifications to bring boilers up-to-date include fuel changeovers from oil to gas. Natural gas produces fewer pollutants when burnt and does not require onsite storage. The installation of a new burner or heat recovery measures can increase efficiency as well reducing emissions improving both safety and the environment.

Even new boilers, set without precise parameters, are likely to suffer increased wear and tear that can lead to drop in efficiency.

A spokesman said: "Nowadays, even more recently built boilers should be checked for inefficient function so that possible can savings potentials can be detected early on."

Loos will be located in Hall 4, Stand 313/410.

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