Mount Joy Wire – Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Mount Joy, PA

Mount Joy Wire, a leader in manufacturing specialty wire, pursued a proposed Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project, also known as cogeneration. Initial analysis revealed residual heat could partially supply Mt. Joy’s steam and hot water needs.

Borton-Lawson’s engineering team was familiar with the benefits of CHP and presented preliminary project financials and documentation to Mount Joy. Our team then prepared the initial groundwork to secure a $1.2 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant under the Pennsylvania Green Energy Works! Program, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

After the grant process was set into motion, the Borton-Lawson team negotiated a guaranteed maximum price with the equipment vendor using preliminary schematic documents. This proactive step gave the client peace of mind in relation to the realistic project cost and anticipated expenditures.

Challenges V. Solutions

Challenge Meshing the system output to the existing plant system and interconnect engine jacket heat with process needs.

Solution Constant collaboration with the utility company to ensure all safety precautions were met.

Challenge Plant operations can only shut down for one day at a time, for 24 hours maximum.

Solution Project team performed work on observed holidays.

Challenge Uncertainty of project cost, timeline, and anticipated expenditures.

Solution Borton-Lawson negotiated a guaranteed maximum price with the equipment vendor using preliminary schematic documents.