Little Falls, NJ (PRWEB) October 6, 2007
An innovative, in-line, fuel stabilization device exclusively represented by The Energy Group can cut operating costs in boilers by 10 to 30 percent or more. Dubbed simply, "The Fossil Fuel Stabilizer," the device recently completed three years of successful operation on heating boilers at a government facility in New Jersey funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
"This is good news for commercial real-estate owners, universities and schools, and others involved in building management trying to control operating costs," said Energy Group CEO George Molteni, Ph.D. Applications include: commercial offices, shopping malls, government buildings, apartment buildings, sports complexes, convention centers, banquet halls, hotels and schools.
The Energy Group's "Fossil Fuel Stabilizer" has proven effective in both oil- and gas-fired boilers, including industrial boilers and furnaces. It is more efficient with boilers fueled by heating oil (which delivers 38 percent more BTU's per unit as natural gas). The device improves operating efficiency by dynamically delivering cleaner-burning "stabilized" fuel to the combustion chamber. At one corporate site, the device improved combustion efficiency from 22-40 percent while reducing fuel consumption 30 percent.
Typical payback is one to three years. The size and cost of the equipment depends on line sizing. Equipment is available for fuel lines from 3/4" diameter up to 6" with costs ranging from $6,300 to $65,000.
At the HUD-facility, "The Fossil Fuel Stabilizer" paid for itself in four months. The two boilers were originally dual-fueled units, but because of the higher operating efficiency with fuel oil, the gas connection was eliminated after the test, along with a $1,600/mo. connection charge, saving an additional $19,200 annually.
Dr. Molteni notes that the device stabilizes fuel without adding anything to it so fuel burns more cleanly. "That can help extend the life of a boiler. This is of high interest to real estate management companies, school boards and others with aging boilers," he said. At the same time, dramatic fuel reductions mean fewer emissions of greenhouse gases. It also opens opportunities for further savings by trading carbon credits.
Exactly how the device works is a closely-held trade secret. Developed by a physicist/electrical engineer, "The Fuel Stabilizer" has proven effective in numerous applications and with many fuel types, including diesel, gasoline and coal.
While the trend in new boiler systems tilts strongly toward gas-fired, the performance of "The Fossil Fuel Stabilizer" may make those thinking about switching to natural gas to think twice, Dr. Molteni said. "Of course, we work wonders in gas-fired systems, too."
For more information about "The Fuel Stabilizer," contact The Energy Group toll-free at 866-498-3428 and specify (code BN) for free shipping/handling within the continental U.S. (Site link: http://www.energy-group.com/heatingBN.htm.)
Heating Season Outlook
The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects heating oil prices to average $2.50/gallon in 2007 (vs. $2.38 last season). Mother Nature may offer some relief. The National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent chance of above-normal temperatures this heating season for much of the country including most of New England and the North Central states.
"The weather will change, but we all know the long-term trend on fuel costs. The beauty of the 'The Fossil Fuel Stabilizer' is that it is built to last for the life of the boiler," Dr. Molteni said. All units carry a 10-year standard warranty, with extended warranty plans available to 50 years.
Established in 1989, The Energy Group takes a holistic approach to energy cost reduction. Even well designed buildings offer numerous opportunities for reducing energy load losses including: line loss (4% - 6%), power factor (10% - 12%), type of service provided (2% - 4%), motors/equipment (10% - 12%), lighting/electronic equipment (20% - 30%), fuels (10% - 30%). The Energy Group applies systematic analysis, implements new and proven technology, and measures and manages progress.
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U.S. Energy Information Administration: http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/info_glance/petroleum.htmlheating
(Click on Short-term Energy Outlook under "Forecasts" toward the bottom of the page.)
National Weather Service, 2007 Projection:
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