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Gas Steamer Life-Cycle Cost Calculator
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User Input
Steamer
Base Efficiency Steamer Energy Efficient Steamer
Steamer Performance (Based on ASTM Standard Test Method F1484)
Number of Pans
Preheat Energy (Btu)
Idle Energy Rate (Btu/h)
Heavy-Load Potato Energy Efficiency (%)
Potato Production Capacity (lbs/h)
Average Water Consumption Rate (gal/h)
Steamer Usage
Operating Hours per Day (h/day)
Operating Days per Year (d/year)
Number of Preheats per Day (#/day)
Percentage of Time in Manual Mode (%)
Pounds of Food Cooked per Day (lbs/day)
Utility Cost and Lifespan
Gas Cost per Therm ($/therm)
Water / Sewer Cost per CCF (100 ft3)
Lifespan of Steamer in Years (years)
Discount Rate (%/year)
 
Annual Results
Annual Energy Consumption (Therms)
Average Energy Consumption Rate (Btu/h)
Annual Water Consumption (gal)
Annual Energy Cost $ $ $
Annual Water Cost $ $ $
Total Annual Utility Cost $ $ $
Input Additional Costs (Optional)
Maintenance Costs per Year $ $ $
Initial Cost of Steamer $ $ $
Lifetime Results
Lifetime Energy Cost $ $ $
Lifetime Water Cost $ $ $
Lifetime Maintenance Cost $ $ $
Initial Cost of Steamer $ $ $
Total Lifetime Cost $ $ $
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