Design Brief: Industrial Process Heat Recovery

October 26, 2009
 
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Table of ContentsProcess heating is a significant source of energy consumption in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, and it often results in a large amount of waste heat that is discharged into the atmosphere. Industrial process heat recovery effectively recycles this waste heat, which typically contains a substantial amount of thermal energy. The benefits of heat recovery include improving system efficiency, reducing fuel consumption, and reducing facility air emissions. While the type and cost-effectiveness of a heat recovery system are dependent on the process temperature and the facility's thermal requirements, many heat recovery techniques are available across low, medium, and high temperature ranges.