Combined heat and power (CHP) uses a natural-gas-fired engine to generate electricity and produce heat, which generates steam. Campbell Company of Canada uses the steam to cook soup.
Using CHP, the company’s Toronto plant now consists of a 4.6-MW combustion gas turbine generator and a Cleaver-Brooks Max-Fire heat recovery steam generator with duct burner that produces 90,000 lb/hr of steam. As a result, the facility supplies up to 93% of Campbell Canada’s annual steam requirements. The recently completed CHP project will also help Campbell Canada cut its environmental footprint in half by 2020.