Current Region: Australia (EN)
It is a thermodynamic fact that around 94% of the energy needed to run a
compressor gets converted to heat. Without heat recovery, this heat is directly
blown into the atmosphere.
The heat generated during compression is paid for as part of the process, then it creates additional costs as this heat needs to be removed by cooling fans or by the use of water. At the same time, most companies consume a lot of energy and money to generate hot process water, space heating or preheat water for steam generation.
Given that compressed air systems account for 10% of all electricity used in industry, and energy is the largest single lifecycle cost of a compressor, it makes sense to recover this heat, save energy and reduce costs
With a heat recovery system from CompAir, the heat generated by the compressor can be re-used, providing the following BENEFITS:
The Ultima compressor range offers various heat recovery options to accommodate individual customer needs. The water-cooled models can for example be delivered with just a preparation for external heat recovery, with an additional control of the cooling water outlet temperature (Heat recovery+) or with E-max, an absolute turnkey solution that includes all main components needed in a heat recovery system.
Absolutely unique is the integrated heat recovery option for the air-cooled version of Ultima. In fact, Ultima is the fifirst and only air-cooled oil-free compressor on the market with optional heat recovery, providing usable water temperatures up to 85°C. It’s a turnkey solution with all required components included in the compressor package. This means no additional footprint, no complex installation and thousands of Pounds of potential savings every year.
Also all water-cooled models of the D Series compressor range from 37kW up to 315kW, fixed speed and regulated speed, can be delivered with a preparation for external heat recovery, which enables them to provide hot water with temperatures of - depending on model - up to 75℃ or even 90℃. Moreover, the models up to 200kW are also compatible with E-max, the turnkey heat recovery box.
Highly efficient V-shaped cooling module for trouble-free waste heat removal from the ULTIMA cooling cycle. A complete package of cooling module, pump station and control integrated into the compressor. Easy to install, easy to operate and virtually maintenance-free.