Energy cost savings with Iris® diaphragm control valves

Emile Egger & Cie SA
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Aeration air flow control on WWTP Jena

At the sewage treatment plant of Jena in Germany four decentralized closing square-diaphragm control valves were replaced by Iris® Diaphragm Control Valves with a nominal diameter of DN 200 (8”). The adaptation to the existing pipeline was carried out with special flanges.

With the use of Iris® diaphragm control valves a substantial improvement of the oxygen control accuracy could be achieved. Control accuracies of oxygen set points of ± 0.1 mg O2 are now possible.

By precise adjustment and utilization of the Iris® valve operating parameters, the compressor pressure could also be reduced to a minimum.

By using of a sliding pressure control, the blower pressure could be reduced by 35 mbar with an optimum opening degree of the Iris® valve aperture from 70 to 95%. The resulting energy savings are in evaluation.

Energy cost savings with Iris® diaphragm control valves

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