Chicago, IL

East Balt Commissary provides buns and muffins for McDonalds. Their system consists of a 775 kW Caterpillar natural gas fired engine and heat recovery that provides 2,600 lbs./hr of low-pressure steam. During the first week the cogeneration plant was on-line, their boiler had a major malfunction. The cogeneration plant was run 24 hours a day until the boiler was fixed. During this time, all the steam needs for the bakery was provided by the cogeneration plant, and no production was lost. This is the reliability that comes from on site were taken to keep any noise to acceptable levels.