Heating Plants Articles

  • Thermal Screw Conveyors: Heated or Chilled

    Industrial screw conveyors, also known as auger conveyors, are a widely-used method of bulk conveyance in many industries. These industries include food and chemical processing, water treatment plants, biofuel production, agriculture, and more. Besides conveyance, there are added benefits industrial screw conveyors can bring to its users. One of these benefits is the ...

  • The Major Components of Heat Exchangers

    Heat exchangers are not only one of the most common pieces of equipment found on industrial sites, they are also one of the most important. Despite the name, heat exchangers are used for both heating and cooling and are actually used more often for cooling, especially on industrial sites such as refineries or processing plants. These pieces of equipment are not “one size fits all.” In ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • District heating (dh) pipeline owned by dutch utility poses unique inspection challenge

    Would you take on a new pipeline inspection challenge, even if you knew it would land you in hot water? Recently Pure Technologies (Pure) was able to chalk up success by adding one more type of pipeline to its inspection resumé. In this instance it was a district heating pipeline owned and operated by Eneco, one ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Kenics Heat Exchanger Increased Production Capacity in Specialty Chemical Plant

    Increasing production capacity and setting a monthly production record are targeted goals for all manufacturers. To achieve this, all equipment and systems must work in perfect unison and perform to optimal efficiency. The Situation A large specialty chemical manufacturer located in Ohio was experiencing unsatisfactory production levels due to the plant’s old, outdated, ...


    By National Oilwell Varco

  • Future-oriented further developments: wastewater heat utilization plants with a return on investment (ROI) of 2 - 6 years

    Sewage is dirty and stinks. Out of sniffing distance – out of mind. Up until the 1980s sewage was taboo and not given the attention it deserves. One cold winter morning in 1988, 23 years ago, Urs Studer stopped beside a steaming manhole cover and wondered how such a source of heat could go untapped. Ever since he has been dedicating himself intensively to the recycling of sewage heat. At ...


    By RABTHERM AG

  • A persuasiv heating concept - case study

    The biogas plant in Ardorf commenced operations in 2007, following an extremely short permit-issuance and construction phase. The plant is located in a specifically-designated special-operations area near Wittmund, and was started as a joint project. More than 80% of the input materials (including corn) are supplied directly from the operators' own farms. The plant in Ardorf is among the region's ...

  • The Aberdeen Heat and Power district energy schemes - Case Study

    District energy schemes seemed to be the right decision for the Aberdeen City Council (ACC). They had conducted a study of its housing stock and established that the multi-storey buildings (of which they have 59 in Aberdeen) were too expensive to heat. These buildings also had lower energy ratings, thus people living in them were subject to high energy bills. In 2002, as one of the results of the ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • District Cooling Project – NUON Energy

    District Cooling Project – NUON Energy District cooling Zuidoost Lob Amsterdam Nuon, part of Vattenfall, is a leading energy company that generates electricity and produces gas, heating and cooling, which is supplies to approximately 2.2 million households, companies and organizations in the Netherlands. In 2009 DESMI supplied energy efficient pumps to Nuon for a ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • District Cooling Project – NUON Energy

    Nuon, part of Vattenfall, is a leading energy company that generates electricity and produces gas, heating and cooling, which is supplies to approximately 2.2 million households, companies and organizations in the Netherlands. In 2009 DESMI supplied energy efficient pumps to Nuon for a district cooling project in the south area of Amsterdam. Capital Cooling from Sweden did the engineering. The ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Energy and exergy analysis of a 16–MW combined cycle district heating system with performance improvements

    Results of an energy and exergy analyses performed on a 16–MW University district heating plant located in the Northeast USA are presented in this paper. Unlike past studies, this paper uses actual data to assess CHP plant performance for all the 8760 h in a year (2011). A system of such complexity, considering the large volume of data available and large variations in system load, has not been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pumps are the heart of heat-transfer plants

    Manufacturers in a variety of industries depend on heat-transfer plants to heat or cool their machines and apparatus. German firm heat11 GmbH & Co. KG specializes in heat-transfer plants of virtually all types. The chemical industry uses their installations for controlling the temperature of reactors and during the production of color pigments and liquid crystals. In the plastics industry, ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • STOP IT Industrial - Heat Exchanger - Case Study

    InduMar Products, Inc. was contacted by a representative of a major chemicals manufacturer. It was reported that one of their facilities located in Asia had a problem... InduMar Products put together an action plan that would get their plant back up and running until a replacement heat exchanger channel head could be sourced. This plan called for utilizing multiple rolls of ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • Heating Value

    The lower heating value (LHV) or higher heating value (HHV) of a gas is an important consideration when selecting a gas engine or CHP plant. Gas engines efficiency is typically quoted based upon the LHV of the gas. Whenever a ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Heavy metals in wet scrubber residue from a medium–sized (32 MW) municipal district heating plant incinerating wood and peat in a fluidised bed boiler

    Due to the low total concentrations of heavy metals and extractable compounds, it is recommended that the wet scrubber residue be used as a construction agent instead of being disposed of in landfills. According to five–stage sequential extraction, the highest concentrations of most of the heavy metals occurred in the residual fraction (i.e., HF + HNO3 + HCl), which means that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Customers problem: steam injection tank heating

    Northwood pulp and Timber Company in Prince George British Columbia, was plagued with a problem of violent vibrations and banging when heating a large volume paper machine chest with a conventional steam sparger. The tank walls were lined with ceramic tiles which were cracking, sections were coming off the wall due to the vibration from the collapsing steam bubbles. Komax Solution: Bill Neville, ...


    By Komax Systems, Inc.

  • Invisible Structures’ Products vs. Heat Island Impacts

    As many city residents can tell you, cities can be very hot places during the, summer. On warm summer days, the air in a city can be 6-8°F hotter than its, surrounding areas. Scientists call these cities "Urban Heat Islands." What, causes this to happen? There are fewer trees, shrubs, and other plants to shade buildings, intercept, solar radiation, and cool the air by "evapotranspiration." ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Technical note: An approximate examination of the effects of esterification on the EROEI of biodiesel fuels

    Heat balance calculations on esterification of plant oil to make biodiesel are performed using recently published information from a laboratory reactor. It is concluded that such energy is relatively small and that attempts to improve the EROEI of biodiesels should not focus on the esterification process. [Received: January 8, 2009; Accepted: September 25, 2009]Keywords: biodiesel, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Practical application of the RUTA safe pool-type nuclear reactor to demonstrate the advantages of atomic energy use

    The concept of the RUTA water-cooled, water-moderated pool-type nuclear reactor is presented. The basic findings of the RUTA-70 pilot district-heating plant in the science town of Obninsk, Kaluga Region, Russia, and its capabilities for nuclear technology research purposes, are shown. The basic technical data of the reactor facility are presented and its design is described in brief. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is waste heat the silver bullet?

    The energy industry tends to get stuck on certain words. Silver bullet is one of them. Insiders and policymakers often like to say there is no silver bullet to fix US energy woes. We need a portfolio of solutions – renewables, efficiency, smart grid, transmission expansion, coal sequestration, etc. That may be true, but Tom Casten begs to differ. Casten is a bit of a rock star in the field of ...

  • Comparative performance analysis for endoreversible simple air heat pump cycles considering ecological, exergetic efficiency and heating load objectives

    The performance analysis and optimisation of endoreversible simple air heat pump with constant-temperature heat reservoirs is carried out by using finite-time thermodynamics. The expressions of the heating load, the exergetic efficiency and the ecological function of the cycle are derived. The influences of the pressure ratio of the compressor and the allocation of heat exchanger inventory on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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