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Finch Paper, LLC – Energy Services & Audit

Finch Paper, LLC
Finch Paper, LLC
Finch Paper, LLC
Finch Paper, LLC
Finch Paper, LLC

Glens Falls, New York

Finch Paper, LLC is a paper manufacturing company located in Glens Falls specializing in uncoated papers for digital and traditional printing markets, and often customizes tailored substrates for specific applications. Their facility is over a million square feet and started operation in 1865. It can be broadly divided into five sections which are the power plant, the pulp mill, the water treatment plant, the wood yard and the paper plant with the precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) building. The facility operates on a 24×7 schedule.

Energy efficiency measures identified and evaluated by C.T. Male Associates included:

  • Install variable frequency drives (VFD) on Induced Draft (ID) and Forced Draft (FD) fans.
  • Install economizers on air conditioning equipment.
  • Replace Mist fan Hydraulic VSDs with higher efficient Electrical VFDs.
  • Integrate operation of air compressors #1, #2 and #3 and install staging control.
  • Replace existing transformers in paper mill with premium transformers.
  • Installing Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) on select pumps in the Paper Mill, PCC building and the Pulp Mill to improve control-ability and energy and savings.

C.T. Male Associates worked with Troy Industrial Solutions (Troy Belting) to measure the loads on a sample of existing motors to determine if a “right sized” or smaller motor could be installed to maximize energy savings.

As a result of this scoping study, C.T. Male Associates estimated the following energy, environmental and dollar savings:

  • Electricity Savings:              19,519,292   kWh /Year
  • Demand Savings:                42.8 kW/Summer Month
  • CO2 Savings:                       44,742,581  lb/Year
  • Annual Cost Savings:           $1,073,561
  • Project Cost:                         $2,965,180
  • Simple Payback:                   2.8 Years

Energy Audit & Energy Services From C.T. Male Associates

Think your company would benefit from an energy audit or study? Whether you’re located near Albany, Glens Falls, Latham or elsewhere in New York’s Capital Region, the Energy Services team at C.T. Male Associates can perform an energy audit and develop customized energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to meet your needs.

Give us a call today at 518-786-7400 to speak with a member of our Energy Division or complete our quick and easy contact form here.