Energy Recovery & DHC

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ORC-systems are helping to create a sustainable energy future

ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology made possible by SWEP brazed plate heat exchangers is being used in Sweden to transform waste heat into renewable electricity. This high efficiency and low maintenance way to produce sustainable electricity is being adopted by district heating systems around the world. Read how Ronneby Municipality put this innovative technology to use.

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Rank Organic Rankine Cycle Technology with applications in Heat Recovery solution

In a project involving ACCIONA and KEROS CERAMICA, RANK has worked with SWEP to implement a heat recovery solution for electricity power generation. ORC RANK equipment capacities range from 2 to 100 kWe. The activation range for the low-temperature equipment starts at just 85 °C.SWEP's heat exchangers are installed as economizers, evaporators and condensers.

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Shining a light on Tomatoes

Royal Pride Holland is using the J624 GS engines to power the greenhouse's new cogeneration plant. Some of the power generated is used for lighting for the tomatoes, but most is supplied to the public power grid. Because the waste heat from the engines can be used at very low temperatures, and the CO2 in its exhaust gas can also be used, the overall level of efficiency is 95 percent.

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Gothenborg Energi sees the bigger Picture

The heat recovery block station at the car manufacturer plant replaced an outdated technical setup: With this highly efficient heat exchange the supply temperature from the refinery no longer needed to be additionally heated. The estimated Return On Investment (ROI) is less than five months.

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Clean Power when ORC System recovers Waste Heat

Generating clean power in Japanese incineration plant: When the Japanese-based company Daiichi Jitsugy got a request from Ertec to install an ORC system in their new waste incineration plant, the company’s engineers knew that they would need a heat exchanger out of the ordinary.

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Significant cost savings & lowered CO2 Emissions through efficient Heat-Recovery Solutions

Marc Delannoy, General Manager Airflux: “Airflux selected SWEP as a partner for two main reasons. First, SWEP is a well-known brand, appreciated in the heat exchange industry. Furthermore, one of our main partners was already successfully integrating SWEP's brazed plate heat exchangers in their systems. We have had a positive experience of integrating SWEP heat exchangers into our customers'…

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Utilize all the available energy — Heat recovery

Today, global industry consumes a vast amount of energy. The biggest challenge is that as much as half of it is wasted due to the inefficient and complicated recovery of low-grade energy. Heat in the…

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Waste Heat Recovery - first European industry project certified by the Investor Confidence Project

VIENNA/LONDON, January 2019. The Investor Confidence Project's innovative Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ Certification has been awarded to a waste heat utilisation project at GMS GOURMET GmbH. The…

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Bakery UK - production air with heat recovery

Just three months after installing two fixed-speed L110s and one regulated-speed L132RS compressor, along with a heat recovery system from CompAir, a leading supplier of bread products is on target to achieve annual energy savings in the region of £188,000, with a payback on investment in less than two years.

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Choosing the best techniques for waste heat recovery

Choosing the best techniques for waste heat recovery

Darren Bryant, CEO of Heatcatcher UK, discusses best available waste heat recovery techniques for the glass industry and outlines UK government…

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Heat Recovery on the Road - Part1 - Sizing Up the Opportunity

Matt Gutschow, Co-Founder of HeatCalc, writes about an opportunity for heat recovery for trucks. This is a short introduction reflecting on the potential and the economics to make such a technical opportunity a viable business case.

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Heat Recovery on the Road - Part 2 - Heat - What is it Good For

Matt Gutschow, Co-Founder of HeatCalc, writes about an opportunity for heat recovery for trucks. This is the 2nd part exploring the sources and uses of heat on a vehicle.

introduction reflecting on the potential and the economics to make such a technical opportunity a viable business case.

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The 4th Utility: Compressed Air

Compressed Air: the 4th Utility

Without knowing who has invented this phrase, e.g. David Andrews from Sullair used it in a recent blog and it is even mentioned at wikipedia, it clearly indicates the…

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10 Facts about Cogeneration-CHP

Cogeneration (Combined Heat and Power or CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat, both of which are used. In conventional power plants, heat is not recovered when generating power, while in cogeneration plants the heat is put to effective use to provide comfort (space heating and hot water) or services (high temperature heat and steam) for homes, public buildings, businesses…

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10 Facts about Heat Pumps

Heat pump technology is efficient and mature. Capacities range from 20kW to 100kW for residential applications and even higher capacities for commercial applications. Industrial and district heating heat pumps reach capacities of several MW. Operating the unit when surplus electricity is available and storing that surplus energy in the form of heat provides significant demand response capacity to…

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Young Innovative Companies series: ENOGIA - small scale ORC solutions

Have you ever heard about ENOGIA?

We always like to go to Hannover Messe. It is a giant fair but if you give yourself some time to walk around without fixed meeting schedule, each year you can find…

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Salzgitter - Pumpen fuer Fernwaerme

Kurze Darstellung wie Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH eine Reduzierung des Stromverbrauchs um 53% bei der Distribution von Fernwaerme erzielt. Dies wurde durch den Einsatz neuer Pumpen mit einer bedarfsabhaengigen Pumpenregelung erreicht.

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Salzgitter - pumps for district heating

Short description of how Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH saved 53% of energy costs in their district heating operations. This has been achieved by a replacement of pumps with a new demand based pump control system.

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ORC Technology in Oil and Gas industry

While including refrence cases, this paper describes the know-how from Turboden in design, development and maintenance of turbogenerators based on the ORC technology for Oil and Gas sector. Used in processes which include gas turbines exhaust gas, hot water from exhausted oil wells, associated petroleum gas an refinery hot streams.

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Geothermal ORC overview

Short overview including reference cases: How Turboden ORC solutions make the majority of geothermal sources exploitable, due to its applicability at low temperatures and flexibility of the technology.

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Steam and Power ORC

New ST+P ORC approach leads to better ROI: Steam and Power ORC is a new technological solution for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation. It allows the production of electricity and a valuable high temperature heat carrier, such as steam, directly exploitable in manufacturing processes.

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Industrial heat: An emission free energy source

Heat is a form of energy that is all around us. There’s heat from the sun (solar thermal), and from the earth (geothermal), but for this post, I want to talk about industrial heat - heat that is a…

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CHP: 3 primary criteria for successfull cogeneration projects in power plants

On world average only 9% of electricity production comes from cogeneration or CHP. However, some countries are well above. For instance, Denmark has more than 60%.

Cogeneration can not only deliver economic benefits but also environmental ones (avoiding CO2 emissions). If that is the case, why are not more countries reaching the level of Denmark?

This paper describes the three main criteria…

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Dirty Truth about Heat Exchangers

In this article, Matt Gutschow, co-founder of HeatCalc, provides some insights into the topic of heat exchanger fouling. What is fouling? What are the effects and what are solutions to prevent or at least control fouling in energy recovery projects using heat exchangers. Matt built his insights on the basis of hundreds of heat recovery projects in industry he has investigated over previous years.

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Bridging the industrial heat divide

Between industrial heat owners and relevant solution providers

While I was running a sales team for a product that recovered heat and converted it into electricity, I would get daily inquiries from…

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