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Combined heat and power supply: Understanding the concept of CHP systems The CHP or combined heat and power supply, also known as “cogeneration”, generates electricity and utilizes the thermal energy that usually goes wasted in the process. In the conventional power generation, usually, 2/3 of energy used to produce electricity is squandered in the form of heat discharged to the atmosphere, which implies only 1/3 of the input fuel’s potential energy is converted into usable energy. The CHP system absorbs the heat, which is wasted during electricity generation process to provide useful thermal energy such as steam or hot water. This can be utilized for thermal cooling, domestic hot water and industrial processes. Therefore by preventing distribution losses, CHP can achieve efficiencies of over 80% when compared to conventional technologies which achieve only 50% efficiency. CHP systems- Features and applications The CHP systems provide electric power and heat from a single fuel source. It also uses diverse fuels to operate such as natural gas, biogas, coal is considered as the highly efficient form of energy conversion. The CHP system is used in over 4, 400 facilities worldwide. They are prominently used in: 1 Commercial buildings 2 Residential, institutions 3 Municipal Corporation and 4 Manufacturing sectors. 5 Process Industries Enerzea supports adaptive and innovative CHP solution Enerzea, A leading eco-friendly power generating company has effectually implemented the concept of CHP system in their Gensets to provide optimal support to the manufacturing sectors, where continuous high energy power supply is mandated. Enerzea offers power back up and optimized combined heat and power (CHP) solution to food processing, chemical, textile production or other manufacturing processes to maximize uptime. Case Study : Enerzea provided best CHP Gensets to meet uninterrupted power supply for textile industries in Surat. The textile capital of India and Diamond Capital of the world, Surat a fast growing city in the state of Gujarat. The textile industries at Surat thrive on the continuous supply of power for the production process and quality control of fabric manufacturing. The Eagle Fiber Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of the leading Indian textile conglomerate Eagle Group, Gujarat Polyfilms Pvt. Ltd. (GPPL), Alliance Fibers and Alliance Filament had explored alternative power solutions to ensure that their machines and systems are never switched off during inevitable power cuts and hence, after in-depth research, zeroed on Enerzea for gas based distributed captive power and cogeneration system . The expertise at Enerzea carefully analyzed the customer’s requisite and suggested adaptive and innovative solution - CCHP (Combined Cooling Heat & Power) Gensets to effectually meet uninterrupted power supply for smooth operations of textile industries. The Cogeneration solution consisting of gas generator, a heating or cooling system and plant control. A combustion engine is used to drive the electrical generator while energy generated by heat from the exhaust and cooling water system accumulated during the combustion process is converted to offer cooling and heating
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