Galvanizing Case Study

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Galvanizing Application: Engineering Sector

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Our customer is a leading name in the manufacturing and supplying of a comprehensive range of electroforged gratings, earthing materials, guard rails, gratings, galvanized metal grating, wire trays, cable trays, perforated cable trays, transmission towers, substation structures and guard rails. Serving the engineering sector since 1969, they also offer galvanizing and fabrication services to our valued clients.

The challenges faced by the customer pre-conversion to LPG:

  1. The customer was not sure of an uninterrupted supply of LPG as one cannot store LPG more than the specified storage level
  2. Due to the high consumption of LPG and the criticality of applications, the customer did not want to deal with the LPG dealer/Franchisee as they were not confident regarding service, technical knowledge, and professionalism
  3. Handling a high number of LOT Cylinders and Vaporizer Electrical costs was a concern for the customer
  4. As the consumption of LPG was high, the customer was sceptical about placing an order automatically and getting ensured that the order had been placed and delivered accordingly

SUPERGAS’s approach:

Initially, the customer’s Galvanizing Furnace was mainly running on FO with monthly consumption of 20 KL. We have approached the customer for conversion for the last two years, but the customer has decided not to convert due to cost factors. After the regular breakdown of the furnace and loss of production along with an increase in production capacity, the customer decided to go for an LPG-fired furnace, placed an order for the new furnace, and scraped the existing furnace.

Solution offered:

We suggested LPG’s tangible and intangible benefits over FO and offered 4X450 Maxima installation to take care of their consumption. The customer was impressed by the approach of SUPERGAS, technical knowledge, dedicated team for technical as well as customer service and SUPERGAS’s Products and Services. Our offer covered all the challenges they were facing, i.e., fewer cylinders to handle, direct supply and no dealer/franchisee involved and placement of orders through IVRS.

Observed benefits after partnering with SUPERGAS:

  • Cleaner and soot-free burning
  • Increased life of the equipment and burners - nil Maintenance to date
  • Instantly controllable flame temperature
  • Easy to avoid scaling and decarburizing of parts
  • Sulphur-free emissions and more environmentally desirable
  • High combustion efficiency
  • No carbon deposition at the furnace
  • Excellent temperature control
  • Environmentally friendly fuel

Carbon footprint calculator:

Particulars

FO

LPG

Monthly consumption (litres)

22000

14000

Calorific value/unit

9490

11850

Total calorific value

208780000

165900000

Production- Kg CO2/1,00,000 Kcal

33

25

Carbon footprint

68897.40

41475

Monthly Carbon Footprint saved (kg)

27422

Yearly reduced carbon emission(kg)

329024

Reduced carbon emission (MT/year)

329.024