Organic Rankine Cycle Articles

  • 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

  • Renewable resource Trechwitz ORC - Case Study

    This plant has an electrical output of 800 kW and a thermal power of 760 KW. At the biogas plant in Trechwitz, an unconventional heat utilisation model was installed. The waste heat from the CHP unit is used to generate power in an ORC unit (Organic Rankine Cycle). The heat goes into an evaporator, and the operating liquid is converted into pressurised steam. The steam is depressurised by ...


    By Wolf Power Systems GmbH

  • Utilizing Waste Heat For Power

    Continuous duty gen-sets provide base-load power generation in diverse applications around the globe. However, high fuel costs and engine maintenance are pain points felt by operators. A low-maintenance path to significant fuel savings and lower emissions is what the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) had in mind when they approached ElectraTherm to integrate the company’s Green Machine waste ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Case study - ElectraTherm commissions 10 green machines on district heating system in Europe

    ElectraTherm commissioned 10 Green Machine 4400s in Levice, Slovakia in June 2014. ElectraTherm’s Czech distributor, GB Consulting, facilitated the deployment of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems on a centralized district heating system in Slovakia as a means of increasing on-site efficiency and generating clean energy. ElectraTherm’s Green Machine generates fuel-free, ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • ElectraTherm enters Canada’s natural gas compression market converting waste heat to power at a natural gas compressor station - Case study

    ORC Application on a Waukesha 7042 Site: Alberta, Canada Gross Power Output Avg: 90kWe Hot Water Input Range: 110°C Hot Water Flow: 11 l/s ElectraTherm partnered with ConocoPhillips to install two Green Machines at a natural gas compression station in Cessford, Alberta, Canada. The two Green Machine 4400s, ElectraTherm’s ORC generators producing electrical output up to ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Case study - Heat-to-power application using a Dreyer & Bosse CHP power unit with an internal combustion engine

    Location: Trechwitz, Germany Site Gross Power Output Range 500kWe + 30-35kWe from ElectraTherm ORC Thermal Heat Input Range:  375-450kWt Hot Water Input Range:  90-95°C (118-203°F) Hot Water Flow Range:  39 m3/hour (172 GPM) Ambient Temperature: 0-15°C (32-59°F) Date Commissioned: Q2 2012 ElectraTherm installed a Green Machine in Germany at a ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • 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

  • Case study - Green Machine uses biomass to put power back on the grid

    St. Helena Island, South Carolina Gross Power Output: up to 43kWe Thermal Heat Input: 200 - 500kWt Hot Water Input Range: 160 - 235°F Hot Water Flow: 150 GPM     Cold Water Input: 68°F Cold Water Flow: 150 GPM In fall 2010, American Capital Resources Company installed ElectraTherm’s heat-to-power Green Machine, for generating power from ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Case study - green machine in Romania running off geothermal brine

    Gross Power Output Avg: 50kWe Thermal Heat Input: 700kWt Hot Water Input Range: 105°C Hot Water Flow: 10.1 l/s Average Ambient Temp: 12°C The Green Machine was commissioned at a geothermal well in Romania. The machine produces 50kW (gross) of electricity from the geothermal hot water (216°F/102°C) without any fuel or emissions. To further increase the ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Case study - ElectraTherm’s green machine operates in tandem with small steam engine to double power output and increase efficiency

    Niedersachsen, Germany IC Engine: 635kW GE Jenbacher Hot Water Temp:  90°C Hot Water Flow:  10-11 l/s kWth Average (Thermal Input): 550-600kWth Cooling:  Air Cooled Condenser Ambient Temp: 5-30°C Green Machine Average Gross Output: Up to 35kWe, and up to 67kWe combined with Steam Engine ElectraTherm, a leader in small-scale, waste heat-to-power ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Case study - Solar thermal In Louisiana

    Solar Thermal/ORC Application in the USA Site Location: Crowley, LA, United States Thermal Power Available: Up to 650 kWt Green Machine Gross Power Output Avg: 15-50 kWe Hot Water Input Range: 65-120°C Water Cooling Tower: Up to 600 kWt ElectraTherm partnered with its gulf coast distributor, Gulf Coast Green Energy, to commission a Green Machine for a project sponsored by ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Case study - ElectraTherm generates power from low temperature geothermal

    Site: Florida Canyon, Nevada, USA Gross Power Output: up to 75kWe Hot Water Input Range: 225-230F Hot Water Flow: 150 GPM Thermal Heat Input: 660kWt Air Cooled Condenser ElectraTherm successfully commissioned its Green Machine at the Florida Canyon Mine in Imlay, Nevada. ElectraTherm marked the occasion at Florida Canyon Mine with a commissioning ceremony including officials ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Case study - ElectraTherm partners with GB Consulting and EnviTec Biogas on first of its kind biogas application

    Biogas/ORC Application on GE Jenbacher 412 Engine Site: Straznice, Czech Rep. Engine Power: 844kWe Green Machine Gross Power Output Avg: 30-40 kWe Thermal Input to the Green Machine: ~500kW Hot Water Input Range: 94°C Hot Water Flow: 12 l/s Liquid Loop Radiator Water Temperature: -7 to 40°C In the Czech Republic, ElectraTherm, distributor GB Consulting and ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Case study - Green Machine generates power from waste heat at biogas facility in the Czech Republic

    Biogas/Heat-to-Power Application on Two MWM Internal Combustion Engines Site: Brno, Czech Rep. Engine Max Power: 980kWe (currently limited to 900 kWe) Green Machine Gross Power Output Avg:  32-39 kWe Thermal Input to the Green Machine: 375-500kWt Hot Water Input Range: 86 - 92°C Hot Water Flow: 35 m3/hour Ambient Temperature: 0-25°C Date Commissioned: Q2 ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • ElectraTherm Green Machine generates power from biomass in Italy - Case Study

    Site: Badia Prataglia, Italy Gross Power Output Avg: 46kWe Hot Water Input Range: 110°C Hot Water Flow: 10 l/s Thermal Input to the Green Machine (kW thermal): 500kWt ElectraTherm commissioned a Green Machine to generate emission-free electricity from biomass in Badia Prataglia, Italy. The facility operates a biomass boiler burning a mix of sawdust and ground up waste wood from ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Allready-Box brings security to production of bioenergy

    Animal feed manufacturer Futtertrocknung Mindelheim eG of southern Germany has been operating a co-generation power station since 2008. During the summer months, this power station uses ecological methods to generate the heat and electricity the company needs to dry soilage. Utilizing a year-round, low-temperature heating network, it supplies local industrial firms and public institutions with ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Extension of energy–utilisation diagram to power availability for exergy loss analysis

    Energy–Utilisation Diagram (EUD) has been used to identify exergy loss in general process units, whereas Power Availability Diagram (PAD) provides the difference between exergy changes of two pressure exchangers. Two modifications of the original PAD are proposed for better exergy loss visualisation. Firstly, the energy donor curve is shifted to the location of energy acceptor. Secondly, arrows ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improvement of regenerative Rankine cycle using absorption heat boosters

    In the present work, a new technique is proposed for feedwater heating in Low Pressure (LP) turbine section of regenerative Rankine cycle. Main objective of this technique is to minimise exergy destruction in feedwater heating. The proposed technique comprised of using absorption heat boosters i.e. Absorption Heat Pump (AHP) and Absorption Heat Transformer (AHT) with LiBr–water as the working ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy analysis of geothermal electricity using the Kalina cycle

    The geothermal energy that is stored in the earth is so vast that could supply all the energy needed by humanity. The difficulty in tapping this energy lies in its diffusivity. The geothermal energy in regions near volcanoes is close to the surface and easy to use economically. In this paper a vapour dominated system will be examined. The electricity that is produced from such a system is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Heat-to-power application using a Dreyer & Bosse CHP power unit with an internal combustion engine

    Location: Trechwitz, Germany Site Gross Power Output Range 500kWe + 30-35kWe from ElectraTherm ORC Thermal Heat Input Range:  375-450kWt Hot Water Input Range:  90-95°C (118-203°F) Hot Water Flow Range:  39 m3/hour (172 GPM) Ambient Temperature: 0-15°C (32-59°F) ElectraTherm installed a Green Machine in Germany at a biogas power generation ...


    By ElectraTherm

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