What's the problem with electrical generation?
A by-product of electrical generation at central generating stations is heat. This heat may be suitable for use in heating and process systems, but is usually rejected into the atmosphere due to the remote location of most power plants. As a result, the efficiency of electrical generation onto the national grid systems in countries such as the UK and USA is around 35 percent. When distribution losses are also accounted for, this efficiency figure can fall below 30 percent at point of use.
How does combined heat and power help?
Combined heat and power (CHP) or cogeneration systems eliminate heat and distribution losses and increase fuel efficiency by providing electrical and thermal outputs at the point of use.
Where can CHP systems be used?
CHP is ideal for building applications including:
- Large office complexes
- Shopping centers
- Commercial complexes
It's also ideal for industrial sectors including:
- Pharmaceutical and biotechnical Manufacturing
- Textiles and Manufacturing
- Food processing
- Rubber and plastics
- Agriculture / horticulture
What are the benefits?
Apart from increased efficiency, CHP installations generate a number of client benefits:
- CHP systems produce annual savings from the production of both electricity and heating from one source.
- They can guarantee power availability to the client, even in the event of a power outage.
- CHP systems significantly reduce the emission levels of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases when compared to conventional means of power and heat generation.
- Dresser-Rand CHP solutions offers a range of CHP systems designed specifically to suit client and site requirements. This ensures the maximum energy efficiency and financial savings from the energy input to your building or process.
Who can I contact?
To explore the feasibility of installing CHP at your facility please use the contact information listed on the right side of the page.