One of the three new gas-fired, 900-BHP fire-tube boilers installed at Alliance One.
One of the three new gas-fired, 900-BHP fire-tube boilers installed at Alliance One.

Coal-to-Natural-Gas Conversion of Industrial Steam Plant

Move yields efficiency, environmental benefits.

Several times a day — during lunch breaks, shift changes, process transitions — the coal-fired steam plant serving the Wilson, N.C., tobacco-processing facility of independent leaf-tobacco merchant Alliance One International Inc. would drop below 30,000 lb. per hour of facility demand and, unable to modulate lower, be forced to vent excess steam into the atmosphere, resulting in excessive energy use.

In 2013, RMF Engineering

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