New Plant Design Energy Efficiency Review

A review of the design of a planned canola oil shipping terminal for potential energy savings. This study focused on the canola oil rail car unloading and marine loading systems.

SDE reviewed the preliminary design plans of the canola oil pipeline and pump system. This new plant design review provided additional engineering to assess the lifecycle costs associated with pipe diameter, type and size of pumps, and flow control equipment and was 100% funded by BC Hydro PowerSmart. SDE identified several power-saving options; the client’s chosen option was estimated to save $57,000 in electric costs per year. The client qualified for an implementation incentive of $270,000 and decided to implement the project.