Heat Exchanger Articles

  • Historic Lahaina Inn and Lahaina Grill Both Go Solar - Case Study

    Lahaina Grill and Lahaina Inn have substantial energy needs from hot water to air conditioning to electrical. They contacted Haleakala Solar to come up with innovative solutions that would maximize the amount of energy saved and created for the money invested. The design engineers of Haleakala Solar hunkered down and came up a unique plan which incorporated several different techniques and ...


    By Haleakala Solar Inc

  • Air Source Heat Pump Pros And Cons

    Advantages of air source heat pump: 1. Energy-saving: the average temperature is above 10 degrees. The unit consumes 1 kWh of electricity and can produce more than 4 kW of heat. It saves more than 70% of electricity bills than electric water heaters, and saves energy much compared to other water heaters. 2. ...

  • Akzo Nobel Contract Report Case Study

    Akzo Nobel, a global paints and coatings manufacturer with operations in over 80 countries, were seeking sustainable methods of reducing their Slough production plant’s annual emissions, as well as its fuel and running ...


    By Limpsfield

  • Top 3 Ways to Reduce HVAC Energy Consumption!

    Everybody wants to reduce or minimize the energy cost of operating their heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This includes Commercial Building Owners, Facility Managers and Homeowners. HVAC system energy costs typically represent 40% of total commercial building operating cost and 48% of total residential building operating cost. You can see that HVAC system energy ...


    By Vac Systems

  • Tank Cleaner ITC Holland - Case Study

    New bioreactor leads to deeper purification and production of biogas Dutch tank cleaner ITC Holland Transport BV cleans 100 to 300 trucks per day. Each cleaning produces 1,600 to 2,000 litres of wastewater with 5 to 40 kg of organic material. Before ITC installed the BIOPAQ®AFR, its wastewater was treated with a DAF unit before discharge to the sewage system. ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Energy-Smart, High-Performance Solutions - Thermo Bond Buildings

    For nearly a decade now, there has been a strong emphasis on renewable energy and environmental stewardship.  Wind towers and solar panels are popping up everywhere, and businesses have made energy conservation a priority. Companies have found that saving energy means a stronger bottom line, and that spending a little more in the short-term provides long-term benefits. Responding to that ...


    By Thermo Bond Buildings, LLC

  • 316L vs. 439 Stainless Steel for use in Condensing Boilers

    There are many choices available when it comes to heat exchanger material in a condensing boiler. In today’s current offering of commercial condensing boilers, you can find copper, carbon steel, 304 stainless, 316L stainless, 439 stainless, duplex steel alloys, and aluminum. A boiler manufacturer evaluates a number of different factors when selecting their material for the heat exchanger. ...


    By Gasmaster Industries Ltd.

  • Tetrapak, Alfa Laval, Westfalia, Cream separators and Sialex®Ring - Case Study

    Tipperary Co-operative, use Sialex®Ring to help control "Scaling" on Plate Heat and Shell and Tube heat exchangers on their " hot water circuits". A further area suitable to benefit from Sialex® is in the Cream separators. These devices are prone to "Scale" build up on flushing jets. Cleaning requires did-assembly and cleaning. This can occur several times during a year. Platetek ...


    By Phoenix Ring Manufaktur UG

  • Nitrogen Refrigerated Trucks a New Trend? An Alternative to Diesel Powered Refrigeration

    Nitrogen Refrigerated Trucks a New Trend? An Alternative to Diesel Powered Refrigeration Thanks to technological innovations, the food distribution industry has a greener way to protect refrigerated food during transit: Nitrogen refrigeration. The existing system relies on diesel-powdered mechanical refrigeration units. Although these units are effective, they release ...

  • Improving Output and Quality with Better Maintenance

    In the competitive industrial industrial landscape, companies are always striving to increase the quality and output of their products. As a result much attention is often given to refining processes, upgrading equipment, or improving management and planning. While these are certainly all effective, important factors to consider, another invaluable tool for increasing output and quality is better ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Case Study - Aluto Langano Power Plant Rehabilitation

    Aluto Langano, Ethiopia – 2007 The Aluto Langano Geothermal Pilot Plant (ALGPP) is located on the Aluto volcanic complex of the Ethiopian Rift valley, close to the eastern escarpment between Lake Langano and Lake Ziway, some 200 km southeast of Addis Ababa. The Aluto volcanic complex is a young acidic system consisting of domes, lava, and pyroclastic interbeds. The geothermal field was ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Steam Turbine Rotor Transient Thermo-Structural Analysis and Lifetime Prediction

    Market requirements for faster and more frequent power unit start-up events result in a much faster deterioration of equipment, and a shorter equipment lifespan. Significant heat exchange occurs between steam and turbine rotors during the start-up process and even more intensive heat exchange takes place during the condensation phase in cold start-up mode, which leads to further thermal stresses ...


    By SoftInWay Inc.

  • Improving Chiller Energy Efficiency Through Automatic Tube Cleaning System Technology

    In this paper, solutions for improving chiller energy efficiency by reducing fouling of shell and tube heat exchangers are discussed. Sponge-ball type automatic tube cleaning system technology is introduced and discussed as a solution for improving chiller energy efficiency and tube cleaning system operating principles are presented.Multiple case studies are provided demonstrating the positive ...


    By Innovas Technologies LLC

  • Perfected, stable and elegant: Our VACUDEST

    Interview with Daniel Ladenberger, Head of Engineering. Mr Ladenberger, you are highly valued at H2O not only as an experienced technical director, but also as a walking encyclopaedia of sorts. How long have you been with H2O? I’ve been with H2O since the very beginning. I worked at Mannesmann Demag Wittig for two years before Matthias Fickenscher and ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • 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

  • 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 - 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 ...

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