A multiplicity of power plants, power stations and steam grids in the whole world are exhaling large amounts of heat, which can’t actually be used anymore, neither in commercial nor technological ways.

By that, a tremendous amount of fossil as well as renewable energy resources are wasted without achieving really acceptable plant efficiency. The innovative Energy Systems of IGATEC GmbH are using waste heat and steam sources to generate electricity and by that maximize the plant efficiency.

In Germany we represent the world leader for ORC-based power plants with electrical performance range from 1 MWel up to 100 MWel.

IGATEC Energy Systems Offer a Multiplicity of Advantages:

  • Enhancement of electrical and economical efficiency of entire facilities
  • Firm design
  • Modular systems
  • Operating fully automated and running in parallel connection to the existing plant
  • Effectiveness
  • 20% partial load possible
  • High lifetime / low maintenance
  • Ecology

    Preservation of existing energy resources
    Reduction of CO2 -emissions

IGATEC Services at a Glance:

  • Conception and design
  • Production and installation
  • Initial start-up
  • Technological and economical consulting
  • “Office”-engineering
  • After sales service

The ORC – Organic Rankine Cycle convert thermal energy of waste heat sources into electricity. They can be used wherever large amounts of heat incur on a temperature level >80°C, e.g.:

Industry: generating electricity by recovering process heat from various industriese
Bioenergy: power production based on biomass cogeneration plants, gas turbines,
combined heat and power plants, waste or sludge incinerating plants
Geothermal energy: converting geothermal energy into electric energy
Solar thermal power: solar energy based electricity generation

Functional Principle – Circulating From Waste Heat to Electricity

The ORC–process is a thermodynamic cycle that uses organic fluids like isopentane, isooctane, toluene or silicon oil as working medium. At low temperatures and pressures these working fluids have better thermodynamical properties than water.

The ORC-medium is heated up and evaporated by a low-temperature heat source inside the evaporator . The evaporated working fluid entering the steam turbine is driving the generator generating electricity . The vapor exiting the turbine is reliquified inside the condenser . Closing the cylce the fluid is fed back into process by a feeding pump.

Are you thinking of an application or do you already have a current requirement?

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