Bosch boiler system with "Condition Monitoring basic"
Preemptive condition monitoring at the bottling plant
At the Altmühltaler Mineralbrunnen GmbH bottling plant in Treuchtlingen, Germany, a new steam boiler system from Bosch Industriekessel has been in operation for several months now. It is one of the first systems to be equipped with the new "Condition Monitoring basic" boiler management function. This ensures consistently high efficiency and availability of the system, and has been available as a new standard functionality within the Bosch boiler control (BCO) since March this year.
Various plant data are analysed and evaluated by the innovative software and displayed for the operating personnel via the traffic light model: green means everything is perfect, orange and red indicate progressive deviations in the boiler's operating mode or inefficient operation. The calculation algorithms work out diagnostic forecasts, allowing operating methods that could lead to a drop in efficiency, increased wear or unplanned stoppages to be identified at an early stage and thereby avoided.
“Condition Monitoring basic” detects, for example, unfavourable start-ups, incipient water and flue gas side soiling or corrosion risk due to flue gas condensation. Efficient and predictive maintenance messages help prevent unplanned down times.
The high data transparency also facilitates energy-optimised boiler operation. Optimisation potentials are highlighted by determining and displaying meaningful plant data, including the boiler load profile, the number of burner cycles or the thermal losses caused by desalting and blow-down.
The operator also receives a swift and cost-effective solution to malfunctions via the teleservice in the BCO boiler control. Other system equipment includes an integrated economizer and dual firing for economic and environmentally-friendly operation. The boilers are fired with either natural gas or light fuel oil.
With a capacity of 4 000 kilograms per hour, the Bosch boiler reliably provides the process steam required by the bottling plant. The steam is used in the production processes such as cleaning, pasteurisation and sterilisation. The steam boiler system was moved into position and installed by plant construction company Dankl Dampfsysteme GmbH & Co. KG from Freilassing, Germany. The customer service team at Bosch Industriekessel was responsible for commissioning the system.
The state-of-the-art steam boiler at Altmühltaler Mineralbrunnen GmbH, featuring the new “Conditioning Monitoring basic” function which operators can access via the BCO boiler control.