First ENTEX thermodynamics impacts towards South America
The company ENTEX and the department "Thermodynamics', newly founded in May, 2018, had reason to rejoice, here with R. Pakosch (division management, right in the picture) and H. Schroeder (production management, left in the picture), when recently two thermodynamic systems were shipped to South America.
The systems are electrically heated devices with a capacity of 72kW at a temperature range of 300°C with thermal oil as heat transfer medium. ln order to realize sufficient flow rate in the consumer and thus optimal heat transfer properties, a powerful operating pump is installed which produces 20 m³/h at a delivery height of 55 mFls at the operating point. The special feature of these systems is a specially designed heat exchanger which realizes a cooling capacity of more than 100 kW with the local primary energy (in this case thermal oil with 40°C).
The cooling with a comparatively cold thermal oil is unusual, but in this case the customer was unable to supply sufficient cooling water to the system. A corresponding supply of "cold" thermal oil was therefore the only option. As a result, ENTEX proved its flexibility and focusing on implementing its systems according to customer requirements.
ln times of constantly rising energy costs, alternatives to the previously established electric heating of temperature control units should be considered for ecological and economic reasons. Conventionally fired plants are suitable for this, where the required energy is generated by using natural gas, light heating oil or special fuels. ln the bidding phase, ENTEX supports the customer in his decision by means of a profitability calculation tailored to the customer. ln the current project, however, an alternative solution was not possible, so that the devices were designed with electrical resistance heaters. Again, ENTEX does not commit to a standard that you specify, but adapts the execution of its systems to customer's specifications. Flexibility was certainly an important argument for getting the job. Another non-negligible aspect, however, was the delivery time. Here, the young department is proud of having realized the two devices, which were also a special solution, with a delivery time of just under 10 weeks. However, after the construction of the two systems, the team does not want to rest. Further projects and developments, for example in the field of high-temperature applications, are already close to completion and promise additional innovations at ENTEX, which is already known for its continuous development.