Combined Heat + Power
Combined Heat + Power Systems
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems eliminate heat and transmission losses and increase fuel efficiency by providing electrical and thermal energy at the point of use (i.e., distributed generation).
Over the years, Dresser-Rand has developed a strong reputation for delivering cost savings and emissions reductions through the design and application of CHP systems. Our CHP (also known as cogeneration) solutions incorporate a wide range of technologies. As a prime mover (with Dresser-Rand reciprocating engines, gas turbines, steam turbines) and as a CHP system provider to commercial, industrial, and municipal energy users worldwide, we are committed to delivering energy savings through cost-effective energy efficiency investments with predesigned, skid mounted, or fully packaged (containerized) CHP systems. By matching a client’s energy requirements (electrical and thermal) with the most efficient CHP systems, Dresser-Rand is able to deliver total energy solutions that optimize operating efficiency and lower total life cycle costs.
Combined heat and power is ideal for building applications such as —
- Colleges and universities
- Data centers
- Commercial complexes
- Research and development laboratories
- Municipal facilities
It is also ideal for industrial sectors including —
- Pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing
- Chemical manufacturing
- Textiles manufacturing
- Food processing
- Rubber and plastics manufacturing
- Waste treatment
- Agriculture / horticulture
- Drying processes such as ceramics or automotive paint shops
Based on the total energy generated, cogeneration plants typically cut NOx and CO2 emissions by almost 50 percent compared to central thermal power plants while complying with the strictest emissions regulations.
Cogeneration makes sense for processes where the electricity and most of the heat energy produced by the cogeneration module can be used efficiently. To maximize profitability and to reduce fuel and electric power costs, the performance of the cogeneration module and the availability and quality of maintenance and repair services should all be considered.
Governments of most developed countries recognize that cogeneration is the most efficient and least polluting way to extract as much of a fuel’s energy as possible, so regulations for these systems are generally favorable.