Nationwide Waste Heat Recovery Services

Did you know that waste heat recovery is one of the fastest growing fields in the combustion industry? MSI has a team of energy experts that can identify areas of waste heat through energy studies, thermal imaging and plant studies. This information is used to provide effective solutions of using this heat in other areas in your plant for better productivity and efficiency overall. Unlike other companies, MSI is able to complete these projects 100% in house. Instead of cutting your losses with lost waste heat, let us show you how to conserve that energy with our waste heat recovery strategies, and put money back in your operational budget.

What Will the Process Look Like?

The starting point for any energy efficiency project is completing an energy audit, a discovery process that utilizes a DOE-created tool known as the Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST). This allows us to go in and take measurements of the application and determine where all of the heat loss areas exist, which gives us insight into how we can best increase the energy efficiency of the equipment at hand. Next our team of experts will create a detailed plan of action to either eliminate those heat loss areas or find creative ways to utilize the heat lost for another application, such as preheating of combustion air, heating water, or creating energy for other uses.

Potential Areas of Heat Loss

Waste-gas heat losses are inevitable when it comes to the operation of fuel-fired boilers, furnaces, ovens, kilns, and dryers. During these processes, air and fuel are mixed and burned to generate heat, and then a portion of that heat created is transferred to the heading device and its load; however, when the energy transfer reaches its limit, the spent combustion gases are then exhausted from the heat processing equipment by way of a stack or flue to make room for a new charge of combustion gases. The exhaust expelled still holds a considerable amount of thermal energy, oftentimes even more than what was left behind in the process. In many heating systems, this waste heat is actually the greatest source of loss in the process, and sometimes can even be greater than all other sources combined.

This being said, it is possible to reduce the waste heat losses by taking measures to pinpoint specific areas of loss within an application. Potential areas of loss include: 

  • Heat storage inside ovens, broilers, dryers, furnaces, or kiln structures
  • Losses resulting from the heating process equipment’s outer walls or structure
  • Heat that is transported out of the equipment via load conveyors, fixtures, or trays
  • Radiation losses from exposed hot parts and other openings
  • Heat carried from the process heating equipment by cold air filtration
  • Heat carried out by excess air used in burners

Once problem areas are identified, the MSI team will create custom solutions for mitigating these losses of waste heat.

Benefits of Waste Heat Recovery

Our nationwide waste heat recovery services offer many benefits to clients including:

  1. Increased overall efficiency of processes
  2. A lower energy component of product costs
  3. Improved productivity of heat processing equipment used
  4. Lower emissions of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and unburned hydrocarbons
Let our team help highlight ways you can improve your processes as well as your bottomline while also working to recycle energy in the most intentional and responsible way. Contact us today to get started.

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