Heating Systems Articles

  • Biogas plants in Bulgaria

    Interview with Hristo Panayotov, manager of Belfrie. The company is a supplier of modern equipment for industrial and agricultural installations for the extraction, purification, storage and utilization of biogas, landfill gas and other combustible gases. Belfrie is the official representative of Austrian manufacturers Tecon textile constructions GmbH and Ennox biogas technology GmbH as well as ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • 24kW Ground Source Heat Pump In Essex - Case Study

    The space heating and hot water for this property was previously done by an oil boiler. The client was considering a ground source heat pump in order to lower running costs and benefit from tariff payments under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Better Planet carried out a room by room heat loss calculation. This is required in order to size the heat pump ...


  • A Guide to District Heating Ireland

    Following on from last week’s conference, please find below the link to A Guide to District Heating Ireland, which has been developed by Dublin’s energy agency Codema on behalf of the Irish Bioenergy Association and Tom Bruton of BioXL.  The guide aims to understand district heating and its ...

  • Case study - Even during the cold period I turn off heating at day 13!

    Two years ago Mr. Piljan from Boljevci in Serbia bought a DACS ventilation system for one of his existing 4 houses. The aim was to find out which ventilation system to choose for his new houses that he was about to build. - I cannot say that I was dissatisfied as such with the existing ventilation system as what I had was a system similar to that of all my colleagues: minimum/medium ventilation ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Improvement and prediction of OSA system performance in sludge reduction through integration with thermal and mechanical treatment

    The oxic–settling–anoxic (OSA) process is one of the sludge production reduction methods in the activated sludge process. In this method, sludge is stored in an anaerobic tank within the sludge return line before entrance into an aeration tank. Due to this method's flexibility in application to operating treatment plants and not being energy-consuming, its application is developing. In this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • Case study - GA3000 PLUS fixed biogas analysis system at Harper Adams

    Plant manager, James Wood, wanted to monitor biogas composition automatically 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  He wanted his own independent analysis of the gas mix and to record it in detail, especially the percentage of methane, hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide. How the company uses the GA3000 PLUS product James said: “We want our own gas analysis record ...


    By Geotech

  • Hurricane HR Cyclones to capture fine fly ash particulate enabling the use of wood waste fired thermal oil heater for Sonae Indústria - Case Study

    The company was forced to use a natural gas fired hot gas generator for drying fibre despite having the necessary amount of thermal energy available in the exhaust stream of a wood waste fired thermal oil heater. The problem of using the biomass thermal oil heater laid on the emission of fine burnt and unburnt particulate which were carried over with the dried fibre and finally deposited on the ...

  • GA3000 fixed biogas analysis system at Harper Adams case study

    About the customer Harper Adams Energy in Shropshire, England, is responsible for running the anaerobic digestion plant at Harper Adams University College. The challenges the customer faced Plant manager, James Wood, wanted to monitor biogas composition automatically 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  He wanted his own independent analysis of the gas ...


    By Geotech

  • Whitly Bay - Gas Fired Boiler case study

    Customer: J.P. Westall, Hexham Location: Whitely Bay Heating System: Gas fired, with 15 radiators Installed: 06/07 System problems The heating system in question is a gas fired system with problems of banging and rattling. Half the radiators were not heating properly and ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • CH4E 25m3 DIY Biogas Holder - Case Study

    CH4e have a simple mantra; they are “singularly devoted to creating energy independence and increased wealth for farmers”. Being one of a very few UK companies offering an entirely British designed and built AD system to the UK farmer, the Ch4e solution is proving to be far more relevant than the imported European equivalent. On a typical UK farm with more than 300 cows, the CH4e ...


    By Base Structures Ltd

  • GTI Helps Dairy Plant Keep Treatment System Operating Successfully for 25 Years

    The Customer: A large milk processing plant located in the United States with global distribution. The Customer’s Needs: The plant is located in an urban setting, surrounded by residences and businesses. Odor from the treatment system is a prime concern for the milk processor. When the milk processor acquired the plant, the biogas collection ...

  • 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

  • Study on hydrodynamics and heat transfer of solitary wave on film flow with CFD method

    In this paper, a capacitance probe and high speed camera are adopted to study the solitary wave of falling film on large flat plate experimentally. Two types of solitary wave are studied with a Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) method based on the measuring data. The water–air shear stress on the interface of the solitary wave is modelled in the numerical calculation. The results indicate that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eilstorfer Bioenergie case study

    In 2011, Eilstorfer Bioenergie built a biogas plant fed on sustainable materials. It is a community installation shared by several farmers cooperating in a joint energy project. Aside from the digester, the plant comprises of three Dreyer & Bosse CHP units. One CHP unit is located at the biogas plant to ensure the supply of heat required for the digester and adjacent pig rearing ...

  • Exergy analysis of a multi–tank thermal storage system for solar heating applications

    This paper presents the results of an experimental study on the stored exergy of a stratified multi–tank system when subjected to various charge and discharge strategies. Tests were performed over 8–h and 48–h test periods, for constant temperature charging, variable input power charging, constant volume hourly draws and variable volume hourly draws. For each set of test parameters, three ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - ElectraTherm green machine installed at biogas plant in Austria

    Biogas/Heat-to-Power Application on a GE Jenbacher 312 Location: Inning, Austria Gross Power Output Range: 18 - 32kWe Thermal Heat Input Range: 260 - 450kWt  Hot Water Input Range:  180°F (82°C) – 200°F (93°C) Hot Water Flow Range: 50 -130 GPM (3.15 – 8.21 l/s) Date Commissioned: Q1 2012 ElectraTherm installed its first Green ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Wood shavings become coveted heating material / RUF Briquetting Press - Case Study

    RUF briquetting press saves carpenters from having a large shavings bunker and brings additional revenues. Master Carpenter Hermann Schreder knows problems with troublesome wood shavings first-hand. He has ended it three years ago and introduced an ideal solution within the scope of a business extension: With the RUF briquetting system, he compresses wood shavings to compact wood briquettes, ...

  • Flooring manufacturer reduces operating costs with a customized heat recovery system - Case Study

    Rising energy costs effect your bottom line. You don’t have to be a CFO to understand that energy costs are high and show little sign of relief these days. To combat the rising cost of natural gas, many companies that operate air pollution control systems are beginning to look at methods that economically recover heat for use somewhere else in their manufacturing operations. One leading ...

  • Also the right choice for large-scale projects - case study

    The biogas park in Felgentreu consists of ten autonomous plants – and is operated by the company Steinhoff-Familienholding (based in Westerstede). Felgentreu is located in the state of Brandenburg, approx. 50 km south of Berlin. The input materials utilised here are rye, corn and Sudan grass; these materials are particularly suited to silo storage, and their yield potential is high. The raw ...

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