SigmaCommissioning™: Leading the Charge in Environmental Stewardship
June 9, 2023 J.J Malloy

SigmaCommissioning™: Leading the Charge in Environmental Stewardship

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As our world becomes increasingly aware of environmental concerns, the power industry faces mounting pressure to reduce its environmental impact. Leading the charge in this endeavor is SigmaCommissioning™, a solution from BEST Energy Services that’s revolutionizing the way we think about industrial cleaning in the power sector.

“SigmaCommissioning™ merges green initiatives and cost-efficiency, proving a sustainable future doesn’t come at financial cost.”

In 2006, when SigmaCommissioning™ was announced commercially viable, Natural Gas Prices were around $6.00 per MMBTU. The brilliance of SigmaCommissioning™ lies in its ability to reduce the fuel consumed during commissioning by up to 85%. This significant reduction not only lessens environmental impact but also makes SigmaCommissioning™ a cost-effective solution, proving that it can pay for itself when compared to traditional low-pressure continuous steam blow methods.

“SigmaBlow III and IV surmount contract obstacles, harmonizing cost and eco-impact, and empowering EPCs to tap into the fuel savings of SigmaCommissioning™.”

Despite these benefits, the typical project contract structure often presents a hurdle. It can make it difficult for the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) to benefit from the fuel savings from SigmaCommissioning™ due to the additional cost of more piping and installation. To overcome this challenge, SigmaBlow III and SigmaBlow IV were developed. These solutions reduce the piping and installation to the equivalent of a Low-Pressure Steam Blow, striking a balance between cost and environmental impact.

With these innovations, power plants can now achieve steam chemistry, clean targets, and baseload gas turbine tuning in less than 100 hours of Combustion Turbine Generator (CTG) operation. The result is a shorter schedule, a cleaner environment, and considerable fuel savings.

Fast forward to 2022, and the situation is even more pertinent. With fuel gas costs rising to as much as $30.00 per MMBTU in some parts of the world, SigmaCommissioning™ is demonstrating its value more than ever. It can potentially save millions of dollars in fuel costs for your project, all while making strides in environmental stewardship.

Through its innovative products and comprehensive services, SigmaCommissioning™ showcases a blend of environmental consciousness and cost efficiency in the power industry. It serves as a testament that with the right solutions, industry and environmental preservation can go hand in hand, paving the way for a greener future in the power sector.

As we look to the future, we’re:

  1. Investing in Research and Development: BEST Energy is steadfastly investing in research and development, driving for more efficient and eco-friendly industrial cleaning solutions. Our commitment to innovation and environmental responsibility is unwavering.
  2. Revising Contract Structures: At BEST Energy, we’ve recognized the limitations of traditional contract structures. Therefore, we’re actively working to adapt our contracts, making them conducive to the adoption of sustainable, cost-efficient practices like #SigmaCommissioning™.
  3. Fostering Industry-Wide Collaboration: We at BEST Energy believe in the power of shared knowledge. That’s why we’re committed to fostering industry-wide collaboration, helping to fast-track green initiatives and collectively move the power sector towards a sustainable future.

What steps are you and your organization taking to have a positive impact on environmental stewardship and cost-efficiency in the power industry? We’d love to hear about your strategies and experiences!