In the field of energy conservation, Anssum’s latest venture, the “Soot Blowing Optimisation” project in New Zealand, stands as a prime example of their commitment to sustainable innovation. Initiated in October 2022 and concluded in May 2023, this project aims to harness the power of smart technology to enhance boiler efficiency.

Project Overview

  • Category: Energy
  • Location: New Zealand
  • Project: Soot Blowing Optimisation
  • Duration: 10/2022 – 05/2023
  • Status: Complete


Boilers play an essential role in various industrial processes, producing steam that drives turbines and other machinery. Over time, soot accumulates on the heat transfer surfaces within boilers, reducing their efficiency.

The Challenge

  • Address the accumulation of soot which reduces the thermal efficiency of boilers.
  • Ensure timely and efficient removal of soot without compromising boiler operation.
  • Achieve significant energy savings by maintaining optimal boiler performance.

Anssum's Innovative Solution

To meet these challenges, Anssum introduced the following measures:

  • Smart Soot Blowing Technology: Leveraging the latest advancements in smart technology, the soot blowing system is designed to detect and remove soot accumulations with precision, ensuring that boilers operate at peak efficiency.
  • Real-time Monitoring: Integrated sensors and monitoring systems provide continuous feedback on soot levels, enabling timely interventions and ensuring consistent boiler performance.
  • Efficient Scheduling: The smart system schedules soot blowing operations based on real-time data, ensuring that the process is carried out at the most opportune moments, maximising energy savings.

Achievements to Date

  • Significant Savings: The project has already delivered $333k in steam savings since its inception, underscoring its effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Enhanced Boiler Performance: The smart soot blowing system ensures that boilers operate at optimal levels, providing consistent performance and reducing downtime.

Sustainable Approach: By maintaining boiler efficiency, the project contributes to reduced energy consumption, aligning with Anssum’s commitment to sustainability.


Anssum’s “Soot Blowing Optimisation” project in New Zealand exemplifies their dedication to blending innovative technology with practical solutions. By integrating smart soot blowing systems, Anssum has successfully charted a path towards greater boiler efficiency and significant energy savings.

Anssum’s continuous drive towards sustainable solutions and technological advancements positions them at the forefront of the energy conservation sector. Through projects like these, they pave the way for a more sustainable industrial landscape.