Location: Marysville,Wa 98270 also on Lopez Island in the San Juan Islands, Wa
Electronic Condensate Controller
10/04/2006 5:42 PM
I am helping a friend, who has patent on an Electronic Condensate Controller. Patent No. 6, 279,539, B1 Granted Aug 28, 2001, having 39 claims. Hie Sheppard is a Steam Engineer with 55 years of Steam Boiler Experience who started learning about Steam Energy when he was 12 yrs old when operating his grandfather's Steam Tractor. Hie in 1997 started working on something to replace he calls "The Dang Steam Trap" pardon the spelling, that was always creating issues. After 10 years of developement, a Unit we call an ECC for short, was finally installed for a trial on Aug. 1 2006. This trial was completed after 3 weeks. The company purchased this first commerical ECC after only 3 weeks of operations. This ECC was sold to a large Pulp and Paper Corporation with 2 more on order. Installation was in a waste water treatment Clarifier system. on a Steam Sludge dewatering Screw Press whose old condensate system needed upgrading and the ECC was chosen for Availability, New technology, as the old system never worked right anyway, was too costly to rebuild, and Immediate Installation needed with little down time. Results were hard to believe, as a Millwright with 42 years Exp in the pulp and paper industury I have never seen a 100% success on any new installation and this was the first Time. This ECC unit replaces 95 year old Steam Technology with improved Efficienency, Less maintenance and less equiptment down time. Energy Cost Saving are improved with better latent heat transfer in process and Condensate Recovery needing no transfer pumps in most applications. The ECC could have a possible Energy Cost saving of at least 15%. Marketing this new Technology requires a new way of reaching interested users. This is a complete new design with this new Technology and does not fit under any present Steam Trap listing be it, Orifice, Thermostaic or Bucket Float as it is Electronic Condensate Controller . The remarkable thing about this new Electronic Condensate Controller is that it can be design to handle other types of Condensate other than Steam. Hie Sheppard is President of K & H ENERGY SYSTEMS INC. web page khengsys.com all contacts to me will go to Hie for reply.
Donald G Holscher Conserving thru Efficiency
Conserving thru Efficiency Donald G Holscher