RGA Engineering y Projects

  • Client:  Central El Palmar, SA
  • Inverted H/H:  725*
  • Location:  San Mateo, Venezuela

With the intention of improving the energy performance of the plant and bringing it up to international standards, RGA was required to carry out an energy audit of CEPSA (level II), a sugar mill with 30 MVA installed capacity and 10 MW self-generation, applying the ISO 50002:2014 standard both at the level of processes and consumption of electricity and fossil fuels.

Among the activities carried out in the energy audit of CEPSA are:

  1. Based on the load census of the plant, raised for the project of coordination of protections ( see more ) to develop the pareto of consumption.
  2. Recognition of the sugar manufacturing process.
  3. Define process bottlenecks.
  4. Establishment of load monitoring points for the most important substations.
  5. Development of mass and energy balances
  6. Define points for the reuse of residual heat.

Results obtained

  • Proposal for the incorporation of a back pressure steam turbine. Efficiency increase approximately 23% .
  • Estimated process water leaks approximately 30% .
  • Proposal for replacement of techniques for cleaning areas with hot water.

*Due to country situation issues, the project was suspended until the load flow of the installation was completed.

This is a staging enviroment