Waste Heat Recovery
In western economies, the industrial sector accounts for an average of one third of the total energy consumed and is also responsible for about one third of fossil fuel related greenhouse gas emissions. It is estimated that somewhere between 20 to 50% of industrial energy input is lost as waste heat in the form of hot exhaust gases, cooling water, and heat lost from hot equipment surfaces and heated products.
As the industrial sector continues efforts to improve its energy efficiency, recovering waste heat losses provides an attractive opportunity for an emission-free and less costly energy resource. Numerous technologies and variations/combinations of technologies are commercially available for waste heat recovery.
We would like to encourage and assist the stakeholders of industrial facilities to upgrade or improve their energy productivity by considering these technologies and allowing us to determine if and how heat recovery is economical and possible in their individual case.