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Econotherm® Econotherm has been awarded £162K funding through Innovate UK and the Newton overseas development fund to develop a solution for clean air drying of Mate Tea in Brazil. econotherm">Econotherm® Econotherm will lead a consortium that includes Brunel University, Sennai and Ervateira of Brazil which will develop and implement a novel heat pipe based air drying solution to address a particular issue in the Mate Tea processing.
Econotherm® Econotherm has been awarded 394K Euros EU Horizon 2020 funding as a technology partner in the DREAM consortium to develop a new Eco ceramic tile kiln. Working with Brunel University and other specialist partners including the worlds largest ceramic tile kiln manufacturer the project will commence in October 2016 and run for approximately 30 months. The objective is to produce an ultra efficient ceramic tile kiln that utilises Econotherm heat pipes at it’s core.
Econotherm® Econotherm has been awarded 298K Euros EU Horizon 2020 funding as a technology partner in the SMARTREC consortium to develop new industrial heat recovery and thermal storage solutions utilising heat pipe technology. Working in collaboration with Brunel university and other European technology specialists the project will run for approximately 30 months. The resulting solutions will be rolled out to high energy using industrial customers.
Econotherm® in conjunction with Spirax Sarco Plc have successfully commissioned a 6.3 MW 2 stage steam generator on board a CNOOC oil production platform in the Bohai Sea. The unique design of unit utilises over 1100 6 Mtr heat pipes and delivers up to 8000 Kg/h of 10 Barg steam for use in the downstream process. Connected to a Mars Solar 100 gas turbine the unit was selected for its small footprint and high reliability given its criticality to the overall functioning of the platform. The unit is responsible for abating over 9000 tons per Annum of CO2 emissions.
Econotherm® Econotherm successfully commissions 1 MW air pre-heater at RAK’s UAE ceramic tile production facility. Building on earlier successes’ of heat recovery from the highly particulate laden, roller kiln, smoke stack Econotherm has proven once again its ability to “recover the irrecoverable”. Utilising the unique moving plate cleaning system the new unit is delivering clean hot air to the tile drying process and is expected to deliver a 12 month pay back at current fuel prices. The unit is responsible for abating over 1800 tons per Annum of CO2 emissions.
Econotherm® has secured a £400K order for a 2.8 MW air pre-heater for delivery at the largest Petro-Chemical facility in the USA. Due to be commissioned in June 2016 the unit is the first of 14 such units that will collectively abate over 58000 tons per Annum of CO2 emissions. Each unit comprises over 500 X 7 Mtr finned heat pipes and weighs 35 tons when built.
Econotherm® Econotherm makes a difference at Cosmo Films – Working with our engineering partner in India Econotherm® has successfully commissioned 5 heat pipe air pre-heaters at 2 sites in India. Cosmo have confirmed they are delighted with the performance of the units which are exceeding the design recovery targets.
Econotherm® has successfully secured a new order for a water heater for Sime Derby in Malaysia. Working with Sterling Engineering the water heater will be fabricated and assembled locally utilising heat pipes shipped from Econotherm’s UK manufacturing facility. This new unit represents the 3rd to be delivered into the Malaysian market under the engineering partnership with Sterling Engineering.
Econotherm® has successfully secured a new order for a water heater for Sime Derby in Malaysia. Working with Sterling Engineering the water heater will be fabricated and assembled locally utilising heat pipes shipped from Econotherm’s UK manufacturing facility. This new unit represents the 3rd to be delivered into the Malaysian market under the engineering partnership with Sterling Engineering.
Book your ESOS Assessment now - Econotherm® is now able to offer ESOS Lead Assessment to your organisation. By Dec 2015 all in scope organisations need to inform the UK Environment Agency that they have complied with the ESOS requirements. Failure to do so can result in a fine of up to £80K so do not delay or ignore this requirement. Contact mark.boocock@econotherm.eu to arrange a free consultation.
Econotherm® receives £95K order from the worlds largest ceramic tile manufacturer.The project will see Econotherm deliver a 1.5 MW waste heat recovery system with its innovative moving plate cleaning system to the customers facility in the UAE. Econotherm will also provide onsite personnel to oversee the installation of the system delivery of which is partnered with its Indian engineering partner.
Econotherm® will be exhibiting at the China Ceramics Exhibition on June 1st – 4th at Guangzhou, China.  Please come and see us at stand C629 in Hall 3.
Econotherm® completes commissioning of a ceramic tunnel kiln waste heat recovery system for Simpolo Vitrified Tiles in Morbi, India. An independent assessment of the system shows the performance to have significantly exceeded expectations in terms of the amount of thermal energy recovered. The system delivered with an integrated moving plate system provides hot air for the tile dryers and through energy savings gives the operator a 7 month payback on investment.
Econotherm® awarded TSB funding for development of Isothermal Fridge Shelves – working with a consortium including Brunel University and the UK’s second largest supermarket Econotherm® will develop the Isothermal display cabinet shelf concept into pre-production version. The concept has the potential to reduce display cabinet power consumption by 25% - 30% as well as dramatically reduce food wastage.
Econotherm® awarded 260K Euro funding to develop a range of heat pipe energy saving products for the steel industry. As part of a consortium including Brunel university and 2 of the largest global steel producers Econotherm® will leverage existing IP to develop innovative heat recovery technologies for a range of steel making processes.
Econotherm® secures £80K order for 2 gas to water units for a UK porcelain products manufacturer.
Econotherm® secures £30K order for a gas to air unit for an Indian ceramic tile manufacturer. This order was won in the face of stiff domestic competition and was leveraged from the success of previously delivered systems considered first of kind in this very challenging application.
Econotherm® secures £200K order for 3 units for a Malaysian palm oil plantation. Under this contract Econotherm will deliver over 1100 X 6 Mtr heat pipes to be fabricated into finished units with its Malaysian engineering partner.
Econotherm® secures £200K order for 3 units for a Malaysian palm oil plantation. Under this contract Econotherm® will deliver over 1100 X 6 Mtr heat pipes to be fabricated into finished units with its Malaysian engineering partner.
Econotherm® secures £70K order for tea dryer for South American tea plantation. Econotherm® will deliver one of its counter flow exhaust gas to air units for installation in April 2015. This unit is expected to be the first of many to be delivered to this sector.
Econotherm® secures £80K order for 2 units at UK Gypsum manufacturer. Econotherm® will deliver 1 gas to air unit and 1 gas to water unit for installation in May 2015.