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.