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Energy efficiency is a key issue for every facility where new refrigeration equipment is being installed. Recent developments in heat recovery systems offer the potential for reducing energy bills.
Waste heat can be harnessed to:
Capturing heat that is produced by refrigeration compressors and redeploying it in other parts of a facility is a valid concept. But impulsively jumping onto the heat recovery bandwagon is often foolhardy. It can lead to enormous increases in capital costs and higher, rather than lower energy bills.
Ammonia compression systems are designed to freeze ice surfaces and keep spaces cold. The heat is a byproduct. Elaborate systems sold by some of our competitors use compressors as auxiliary furnaces. Machines designed to make things cool are run harder than necessary to generate heat that could be far more cost effectively produced by an actual heating device.
Beware of heat recovery sales pitches promising fantastic operational savings, especially those with high price tags.
To ensure that every facility we design strikes the optimum balance between low capital and operating costs, we perform an in-depth Real Recovery Analysis prior to recommending the installation of any heat recovery system.
The Startec Real Recovery Analysis assesses how much excess heat will be generated and what purposes it could be suited for. In an ice rink, air that is 10 degrees Celsius accelerates melting in the snow pit, but is not at all effective in heating dressing rooms.
The Real Recovery Analysis also assesses the time of day that the heat will be generated. In some cases the excess heat is produced when it is not needed in other parts of the facility. In other cases there are tremendous synergies and savings to be realized.
Startec's Real Recovery Analysis provides you with clear and detailed heat recovery recommendations so your facility will be the most environmentally responsible and cost effective to build and operate.
To develop the optimum heat recovery strategy for your facility, contact a Startec Recreational Refrigeration Customer Representative at 403-295-5855 or toll free at 1-800-555-9439.