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 etc.it 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:
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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.