More Resilient, More Efficient, and More Profitable Processes
Smarter Energy Use Is the Next Step for Industry
Natural gas cogeneration (CHP) and trigeneration systems transform manufacturing across industries like automotive, food and beverage, and pulp and paper. Any industrial process that uses electricity, heat, or cooling should investigate how Enerflex cogeneration and trigeneration can take waste energy and turn it into a production advantage.
CHP Delivers Power Stability and Environmental Efficiencies
CHP uses local natural gas supplies to power cogeneration systems using reciprocating natural gas engines. This power source can be isolated from the grid to ensure continuity of operations even if the grid is unavailable. Heat produced by the engine is recovered as hot water or steam, to be used in downstream processes.
If cooling is required, heat can be used as an energy source in an absorption chiller to create chilled fluid for use in refrigeration or air-conditioning systems. Recycling can be taken one step further if CO2 is used in the production process. CO2 can be recovered and scrubbed from the engine exhaust to the highest standards. It then becomes an asset, to be used in the food and beverage industry’s carbonation process or in greenhouses for growth enhancement of plants.
As experts in the design and fabrication of complex systems, based on reciprocating natural gas engines, Enerflex offers complete turnkey solutions for industry. Our expert teams can guide customers from initial feasibility studies to complete integrated turnkey and long term life cycle service.
Enerflex in Action
- Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
2 MW Combined Heat and Power Solution — Beverage Industry
Enerflex supplied and installed an integrated turnkey, behind-the-fence cogeneration solution at a bottling plant without interrupting production. The unit produces power, hot water, and steam using a 600V Jenbacher JMS612, producing 2,000 kW from a 1,500 RPM engine and 1,800 RPM generator.
Enerflex designed a custom-made acoustic enclosure to shield office space from engine noise — the office is now quieter than it was before installation of the plant. The result is an energy efficient solution that meets all HSE, noise, smell, and dust construction protocols for the food and beverage industry. The project was fast-tracked in less than 12 months.
- Listowel, Ontario, Canada
4 MW Combined Heat and Power Solution — Meat Packing Plant
Enerflex supplied and installed a behind-the-fence cogeneration package, so that a meat packing plant could produce hot water and steam in pure island mode, disconnected from the grid. The Enerflex solution was two fully synchronized 600V Jenbacher JMS612 gensets, offering a total plant output of 4,000 kW. Each engine runs at 1,500 RPM, with an 1,800 RPM generator.
Enerflex provided a staged approach with one CHP unit that allowed for expansion to two. The high efficiency system allows for continuous pure island operation, giving the customer complete power autonomy.