ENERGY SAVINGS THROUGH HEAT RECOVERY

ENERGY SAVINGS THROUGH HEAT RECOVERY
INTRODUCTION Are you looking to make energy savings by using heat recovery systems on refrigeration installations? Food industry processes require refrigeration, but also essential heating and hot water for washing, processing, defrosting and everyday use.
Environmental and legislative issues are driving the need to increase the efficiency of systems by :
  • Saving energy
  • Reducing CO2 emissions
  • Compliance with current directives
For a company, this means :
  • Lower production costs
  • Research into financial savings
  • Reducing consumption
 
 

*SMÉ : Système de Management de l’Énergie

HEAT RECOVERY For a refrigeration plant, cooling is nothing other than extracting a quantity of heat from a system or product and transferring it to its external environment, which is air and water. The quantity of heat that can be recovered from a specific installation is the result of the refrigeration output added to the electrical power consumed by the compressors to produce this refrigeration. The heat recovered can reach the condensing capacity.
  CONCLUSION There are other ways of recovering heat from a refrigeration plant:
  • Subcooling
  • Desuperheating
  • Recovery from oil coolers
These savings have repercussions in several areas:
  • Electricity consumption
  • Gas consumption
  • Water consumption
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Maintenance