Industrial Utility Efficiency    

ELGi’s Heat Recovery System Enables 96% Energy Reuse

Elgi Equipments, a leading air compressor manufacturer, has witnessed wide adoption of the ELGi Heat Recovery System (HRS), a solution for utilizing waste heat energy from an air compressor. Approximately 96% of the heat generated during the compression process, normally dispelled into the atmosphere, can now be recovered through the heat recovery system and then utilized to heat air (space) and water. This eliminates the need for additional equipment to heat air or water, thereby reducing CO2 emissions and energy consumption significantly.

The HRS is best suited for customers across process industries spanning paper, sugar, food and beverages, dairy, textiles etc., mainly companies who require compressed air and use hot water for their process requirements. The Heat Recovery System is a perfect solution for utilizing waste heat energy from the compressor and finds applicability across companies committed to building energy efficiency in their compressed air system and paving the way for a clean environment.

One of our customers, a paper mill, experienced the benefits of the HRS system, within the first few hours of installation, by way of continuous warm water availability with no external heating. With the implementation of HR 110, the customer was able to recover a heat load of 89.14 kWh through the continuous water supply of 2000 lit/hr. at a temperature of 70°C throughout the year. This resulted in an annual energy savings of 800-900 tones of LP steam and a carbon emission reduction of 170-190 tones of CO2 / Yr. With ELGi’s energy efficient compressor and heat recovery system, our client was able to achieve significant energy savings resulting in accomplishing the target stipulated by PAT Scheme I and winning the prestigious GREENCO award.

ELGi, is a pioneer in cutting edge compressed air technology with a presence across over 100 countries, offering a complete range of compressed air solutions from oil-lubricated and oil-free rotary screw compressors, oil-lubricated and oil-free reciprocating compressors and centrifugal compressors to dryers, filters and downstream accessories. With state-of-the-art manufacturing units and a product portfolio of 400+ compressed air systems, ELGi redefines reliability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness across 2+ million installations all over the world.

 

About ELGi

Elgi Equipments Limited is a global air compressor manufacturer with a broad line of innovative and technologically superior compressed air systems. ELGi has consistently worked towards ensuring that companies achieve their productivity goals whilst keeping the cost of ownership low. ELGi offers a complete range of compressed air solutions from oil lubricated and oil-free rotary screw compressors, oil-lubricated and oil-free reciprocating compressors and centrifugal compressors, to dryers, filters and downstream accessories. The company’s portfolio of over 400 products has found wide application across industries. For further information on the organization and its products, please visit www.elgi.com.