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Heat Recovery Systems

What is Heat Recovery?

Heat recovery is the collection and re-use of heat arising from a process that would otherwise be lost or ‘wasted’. To reclaim this wasted energy there needs to be a lower temperature ‘heat sink’ where the wasted energy can be effectively / economically used.

Typical applications where heat can be recovered are:
  • Boilers that provide heat for any process
  • Steam boiler blowdown
  • Flash steam
  • Steam de-superheaters
  • Heat rejection from process cooling systems
  • Air compressors
  • Hot exhaust air
  • Heat stored in products leaving the process
  • Heat in gaseous and liquid effluents leaving the process
  • Heat in cooling hydraulic oil systems.
Here are some examples:
Where can Heat Recovery be used?

Recovered heat is a valuable and flexible resource. The following is a list of the most common uses for recovered heat:

  • Heating of steam system make-up water
  • Heating of wash down water
  • Paint facilities / wash lines
  • Space heating / central heating
  • Domestic hot water i.e. toilets, kitchens, laboratories, showers etc
  • Boiler return water heating
  • Process heating
  • Combustion air pre-heating
  • Electrical generation (organic rankine cycle, steam turbine or expanders)
  • Absorption chillers
  • Drying.
Support Services:

BDIC strive to ensure end users and distributors receive the full benefit of working with a specialist supplier that offers:

  • Expert Technical advice on all aspects of fluid selection, including Environmental Impact Assessments, Thermal Performance etc
  • Fluid Maintenance Programs for the proactive verification of fluid and system condition
  • A vast stock inventory facilitating same day dispatch and delivery
  • Bespoke formulations for specialist applications.

For further information about these systems please email: