Results & Return on Investment
Taking an MPC approach improved steam efficiency and DT temperature stability, resulting in cost savings and better quality. Once the project was complete, the client reduced steam consumption by one pound per bushel and saw a significant reduction in temperature variability. This enhanced the quality and consistency of their project.
The client is delighted with the success of this project and is now considering the possibility of using this technology in other areas of their operation to further strengthen their competitive advantage in the market. By partnering with Interstates, they could take advantage of their industrial, professional services expertise and experience in implementing Rockwell Pavilion8 MPC. This resulted in significant cost savings, improved operational efficiency, and enhanced product quality at their site. Given the project’s cost, Interstates estimated an ROI of 19 months. However, with the $162,000 annual savings, they had an ROI of just 9 months! The client can also expect additional savings from the improved temperature control and optimized set point.