Article | September 8, 2020

The Benefits Of Converting Waste Heat To Create Sustainable Steam Systems In Your Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant

By Andy Lin, Utility Associate Manager, Engineering, Bora Pharmaceutical

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Bora Pharmaceuticals has come up with a way to benefit our Zhunan site by converting the waste heat generated from our steam system. To support operations running smoothly at the Bora Zhunan site, the boiler needs to generate 1225 kg of steam per hour to fulfill the facility’s requirements. When steam is passed by the heat-exchanger, it became steam condensate and got recycled back to the water supply tank of the boiler. However, we found there was some steam mixed within the condensate and that steam was inefficiently released to the atmosphere. So, we looked for ways to perform “kaizen” to the system. We determined that we could recycle the waste steam to preheat the process hot water system and this resulted in several improvements including:

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