PROCESS COOLING WITH COMPRESSOR WASTE HEAT

2018

Alupress GmbH is a leading manufacturer of innovative aluminium die-cast components and systems. The company has become a key supplier for the automotive industry through continuous further development in the areas of technology and quality. Here, the environment and the economical use of resources is always viewed as a main concern.

For this reason, in 2018 Alupress chose to use the energy-saving adsorption technology from FAHRENHEIT on their site.

In collaboration with the innovative system engineers GALEK And KOWALD from Mühlhausen (Thuringia), a highly-efficient eCoo 20 X adsorption cooling system was installed. The adsorption chiller unit in this system is powered by the heat from the air compressors. A large part of the cooling capacity, approx. 41 kW, is used all year round to predry the compressed air immediately after it has left the air compressor. As such, the eCoo 20 X saves over 60 MWhe per year and pays for itself in less than 3 years.