Cogeneration, Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Solution
Cogeneration is the process of converting waste thermal heat from engine’s exhaust and coolant circuits to either electrical power or steam for industrial heating applications – with no additional fuel input.
Cogeneration, also known as Combined Heat and Power (CHP), is one of the most efficient methods of power generation. Cogeneration systems can derive nearly three times the usable energy from a given amount of fuel compared to centralised power plants that burn coal. Centralised power plants only convert approximately 39% of the energy in the fuel to usable electricity, with more than 60% wasted as heat or transportation losses.
Cogeneration systems burn natural gas in a reciprocating engine with associated heat-recovery equipment and approach 90% overall efficiency, generating significant economic benefits.
Cummins Power Generation Nigeria specialises in varied cogeneration solutions to match your industry and power requirements – for example it is highly efficient for bottling plants to use the waste heat for industrial process.
For industries that do not have an application for heat, Cumminsusean Organic Rankine Cycle to generate additional electricity through generator exhausts.
By adopting efficient systems, power operators can demonstrate their environmental responsibility.
Natural Gas Fuel is fed into the CHP which produces
3 usable outputs:
Heat in the form of steam ( from hot exhaust gases containing Carbon dioxide, CO2) can be used for example, to heat green houses
green houses making it an ideal source for customers who are growers
The heat as well as the CO2 provides necessary conditions for plant or vegetation growth. Plants and Vegetation in-turn release oxygen into the atmosphere contributing to a green environment.
HEAT IN THE FORM OF
This circuit diagram illustrates exactly how a cogeneration system works in line with our lean-burn, combined heat and power (CHP) generator set.
COGENERATION COMBINED HEAT & POWER SOLUTIONS
Heat in the form of hot water can be used for customers in the textiles industry requiring hot water or steam for fabric washing and ironing.
Botlhing companies are another likely user of the hot water to clean the bottles in production line. Equally, many other business facilities and residential customers require hot water for the radiator system, in order to keep the facilities warm.
HEAT IN THE FORM OF HOT WATER
Power in the form of electricity can be used for on-site use by captive customers. Alternatively it can be pumped into the local power grid, providing an additional supply of energy to support the current power infrastructure