Immense textile dying and finishing plant

Total steam flow to the dyeing and finishing plant averaged 230,000 lbs/hr. At a natural gas cost of $3.85 dekatherm, the fuel cost was approximately $6.2 million per year. However, when I left the plant in early 1999, the average steam flow to the facility was 205,000 lbs/hr, a decrease of 25,000 lbs/hr over the initial rate. Fuel savings alone were over $650,000 per year due to the Venturi trap installation.

D. Brian Strother

Professional Engineer




Steam Esco and Vertis Environmental Finance announced on 12 October 2015 that Vertis has made an investment into Steam Esco. Focused on emissions trading since 2001, Vertis was one of the first companies in the world to be involved in the carbon markets. Vertis will also act as sales agent for Steam Esco and will offer Steam Esco’s products to industrial clients across Europe and beyond.


Keith Moore, CEO of Steam Esco, said: “We are excited to team up with Vertis and work with their sales team to sell our products into new markets in Europe.”

“For Vertis this is a great opportunity to diversify and get back to helping our clients reduce their fossil fuel dependency and cut greenhouse gas emissions,” said James Atkins, Chairman of Vertis.

For further information, please visit Vertis.