What is heat recovery?
In simple terms, it is the process of recycling hot air generated from an industrial process that would otherwise be lost. With the introduction of specific heat exchangers, energy within hot expulsions is transferred to clean incoming air.
This allows re-use directly for winter heating or for other industrial processes, for example the production of warm process water. The result is an immediate reduction in energy consumption, meaning a lighter energy bill and less greenhouse gases expelled in the atmosphere.
Careful consideration must be placed on the type of system used, the choice of materials and the level of filtration necessary. Ease of access for maintenance and a simple yet performing design are critical if the system has to operate efficiently for years, even in environments that are tough because of dust, moisture and 24/7 production.
Our supply can include the necessary framework to support the units, all electrical cabinets and a powerful control system to simplify the operation as much as possible.
Whether treating large industrial expulsions or smaller ventilations, Increasing efficiency with heat recovery is the best way to stay competitive.
Sources of waste heat include:
• ventilation system extractions
• boiler flue gases
• boiler blowdown
• air compressors
• refrigeration plant
• high temperature exhaust gas streams from furnaces, kilns, ovens and dryers
• hot liquid effluents
• power generation plants
• process plant cooling systems.
In order to understand your potential for heat recovery, we will carry out an initial energy audit. Our engineers will visit your premises to gather data on your process, assessing where heat is generated and where the energy is dispersed. From this information we provide you a tailor made design, including a full descriptions of the energy savings possible and pay-back times.
From this we construct a system that is best suited to your conditions, fully fabricated and installed by our team of expert technicians.
The nature of heat recover and generated benefits, contributing in reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions, means there are many government incentives to promote the installations of these systems. We can help you understand these incentives and funding that may be on offer to you.