RECOVER UP TO 75% OF THE HEAT ENERGY FROM EXTRACTED AIR
The heat energy in waste air is valuable. With a heat pipe, you can recover most of it for free.
Changing the air in occupied buildings has an expensive side-effect: the heat energy that you pumped into the building escapes with the air. And the fresh air that replaces it has to be heated afresh.
Wherever air is mechanically supplied and removed, there's an opportunity to install an energy-saving heat pipe. The principle is simple: the heat pipe extracts heat from the waste air stream and adds it to the incoming stream. The effectiveness of this process can be as high as 75%, yet the running costs are nil and the set-up costs are minimal.
ENERGY-EFFICIENT INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES
Industrial processes are huge consumers of energy. Much of that energy escapes with waste gases and liquids. A heat pipe can recover and recycle that heat without fear of contamination from the waste product itself.
What's more, a heat pipe can be treated to withstand corrosive environments with minimal loss of effectiveness. Typical environments include swimming pools, HVAC, drying processes, paint-spray booths, laundries, kitchens etc.
- No moving parts
- No direct energy input
- Totally passive
- Zero cross-contamination
- Up to 75% efficiency
- Low air-resistance for minimal pressure drop
- Easy drainage of condensation
- Virtually maintenance-free
- Environmentally safe
A HEAT PIPE BEATS ALL OTHER SOLUTIONS
A heat pipe is not the only method of heat recovery – but it is the best.
Run-around coils may be inexpensive, but they require a pump pack and expansion tank to operate. In cold climates, they must be charged with anti-freeze to prevent frost damage. However, where the intake and discharge air streams are far apart, a run-around coil is easily the best solution.
Plate-to-plate heat exchangers are effective, but bulky. They are also expensive and difficult to clean; the trapped condensate encourages mould growth.
Heat recovery wheels require intensive maintenance, they're prone to cross-contamination, and they do not drain condensation effectively.