Industrial heat recovery is becoming more critical in the manufacturing industries, due to ever rising utility and fuel costs.The Climate Change Levy encourages the industrial sector to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The introduction of the Climate Change Levy has resulted in companies paying specific attention to methods of energy saving and heat recovery.

Industrial processes use large quantities of fuel and electricity that ultimately produce heat , much of which results in energy waste or heat loss. The amount of energy required to reheat the displaced air can be considerable, and with higher gas and electricity bills, heat recovery is now a viable option.

Systems with the potential for recovery of waste heat include:

  • Fume and dust extraction systems
  • Ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Air compressors
  • Incinerator and boiler flue gases
  • Curing, drying, and baking ovens
  • Furnaces
  • Turbines

MECHON has developed energy saving systems that are able to ensure energy recovery of up to 80%, utilising plate heat exchangers, thermal (heat) wheels, recuperators, regenerators, filtered air recirculation and heat pumps.

This MECHON heat recovery technology could be incorporated into new or existing installations, with the added incentive of recovering the part of the capital costs under the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme.