Heat Recovery Articles

  • Improving and maintaining the performance of your Heat Exchanger or Condenser.

    The usage of Heat Exchangers or Condensers is common in many processes across a wide range of industries. The Energy sector is no different, either in the Thermal Power Generation, Upstream and Downstream of the Oil and Gas including Petrochemical and Chemical plants; Heat Exchangers are used to cool of the steam or to pre-heat different liquid needed in the processes. The recurrent problem of ...

  • Checklist for Boiler Maintenance

    Boilers play a crucial role at industrial facilities and it is imperative that they be safely and properly maintained. Routine boiler maintenance can help prevent unplanned shutdowns and outages, increase the efficiency of the boiler and cut operating costs, and ensure that the facility is in full compliance with all laws and regulations governing boiler safety. What follows is a boiler ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Case study - Mission Linen Supply, Santa Barbara, California, USA

    “A number of years ago Sid Abma of Sidel Systems USA Inc. approached us with his Sidel SRU flue gas heat recovery unit. I think that we, like most companies, considered it; but we took no action for some time. Finally a situation developed that made it beneficial for us to try this unit. We purchased a unit and had it installed in July of 2006. A second unit is in the process of being ...


    By Sidel Systems USA Inc.

  • Electric utilities leveraging district energy systems to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions

    Aaron Larson, associate editor (@AaronL_Power, @POWERmagazine), reports in Power magazine on developing business opportunities for electric utilities in district energy, drawing from presentations given at the ...

  • Zoo-technical application of Ground Source Heat Pumps: a pilot case study

    Ground Source Heat Pumps are energy-efficient HVAC systems usually adopted in residential and commercial buildings. However the control of the thermal environment is required not only in spaces occupied by people, but also in intensive breeding farms, in order to maintain healthy conditions and to increase productivity. In the Italian livestock breedings, heating is usually provided by means of ...


    By Tethys srl

  • ESA Entsorgungsservice relies on advanced evaporator technology

    ESA Entsorgungsservice GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1998 and specialises in the treatment of oily waste. Five years ago, owner Frank Ackermann moved the company to Nattheim, Germany, and invested in a state-of-the-art environmentally-friendly treatment system. He speaks about his experience in this interview. Mr Ackermann, what were the reasons behind your move? ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • Alternative Fuel from Waste

    Alternative Fuel From Waste Municipal waste has always been seen by the public as the foul-smelling waste that nobody wants near home. In the last decades due to the cost increasing of raw materials for heating and electric energy production, it has begun to evaluate and use waste as an “alternative” energy source. ...

  • Green Light for Recycling – Biogas has an exciting future - Case Study

    The tipping lorry of the container vehicle moves up. In minutes, its load of food residue is emptied and starts its course to energy recovery. "Energy for tomorrow" is the slogan of the Danpower Group for a reason. Danpower sees the biogas sector as a key growth factor for the future. Twenty five biogas plants are currently in operation, one of which is in Bad Köstritz/Thüringen. ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Case study -New media makes RTO natural gas usage a rarity!

    Overview Tekra Corporation has always had an eye on their energy conservation. They are a custom coater of plastic films in Wisconsin where state regulations require over 98% of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emitted from their process be destroyed in an oxidizer system. While considering their first oxidizer system, Tekra's Engineers did their homework and invested in an early ...

  • Case study -Operating cost reduction strategies

    Overview More and more, companies operating air pollution control equipment today realize that the initial capital cost of an oxidizer system can be rapidly eclipsed by continued operating expenses if careful attention is not periodically given to the system. ACTION Below are ten tips to ensure your oxidizer is operating at peak performance. The ...

  • Case study - Waste heat generates steam and savings

    OVERVIEW A coil coating facility purchased a new a 15,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) which had a nominal heat transfer efficiency rate of 90% thermal energy recovery. It was designed with supplemental fuel injection (SFI) which is used during low VOC loading conditions, to help save fuel cost.  The facility was looking for additional ways to decrease their exhaust ...

  • Case study - Air-to-water heat exchanger reduces operating costs by $120,000 per year

    OVERVIEW This pharmaceutical company had a 5,000 SCFM oxidizer that they were looking to relocate to another facility across the United States.  The destruction rate efficiency and heat recovery expectation at the new location differed from the original design conditions at the current facility. ACTION An Anguil field service engineer went to ...

  • Case study - Increasing primary heat recovery

    OVERVIEW Tekra Corporation is a custom coater of plastic films in Wisconsin, where state regulations require over 98% of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emitted from their process be destroyed in an oxidizer system. While considering their first oxidizer system, Tekra's Engineers did their homework and invested in an early model Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO). While at the ...

  • Case study - Air-to-air heat exchanger provides plant heat and big savings

    OVERVIEW A food processing facility installed a new Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) for odor control from its roasting operation.  The oxidizer was designed for 95% thermal rate of efficiency and included supplemental fuel injection (SFI) which is used during low VOC loading conditions, to help save fuel cost.  The customer was looking at additional ways  to further ...

  • Captive power plant efficiency for Africa

    Power distribution networks across Africa are notoriously unreliable. Frequent power interruptions can be enormously costly for many of the continent’s factories. Not only do power outages disrupt production batches, they can also damage or reduce the life of important plant components such as kilns. This too has a knock-on effect on wider the country’s gross domestic product – ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Feasibility of anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBR) for onsite sanitation and resource recovery (nutrients, energy and water) in urban slums

    Slums are challenging locations for sanitation technologies. High population densities, a lack of water and electricity infrastructure, and space constraints combine to ensure that many traditional waste treatment technologies fail when implemented in this context. This paper proposes the use of anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBRs) for slum sanitation. AnMBRs allow for localized water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Radiator with a Payback Commissioned in Nevada - Case Study

    ElectraTherm Commissions First Radiator with a PaybackORC Technology Replaces Engine’s Radiator, Offsets Radiator Capital Cost and Generates Electricity ORC Application on a Cummins KTA-50 Site: Reno, NV ElectraTherm partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to commission the first fully-integrated ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Pushing the Limits of Reengineering

    Cutting-edge turbine technology enables more efficient and cleaner power generation. However, the service of advanced gas turbines is challenging—especially when parts need to be replaced. The example of a blade replacement project shows how Sulzer establishes innovative reengineering processes and contributes to a secure energy supply that causes less carbon emission. A Sulzer ...


    By Sulzer

  • Energy Recovery Solution from the Wasted Grey Water - Case Study

    Energy Recovery Solution from GREY Wasted Water in Large Condos or Hotels, or in WTP or from City Sewage pipes flowing under the street. The Energy Recover Solutions are Patented Technology with Major Benefits in different markets A practical solution to save ...


    By DDI Heat Exchangers Inc.

  • CDQ waste heat boiler for iron and steel industry manufacturer

    Energy use is additionally a major supply of emissions from the iron and steel industry, making energy efficiency improvements a lovely chance to reduce both emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. The global steel industry has recently taken the lead on developing future low-carbon iron and steelmaking technologies. Waste heat boiler ...


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