Besides unuseable stock materials one of the biggest drains of money in an industrial setting is the wasting of resources. This is especially noticeable in cooler months when excessive heating bills can sometimes plummet a company’s bottom line. The frustrating thing that business owners face is that money is almost literally being thrown out the door when garage doors are left open for deliveries or heat is improperly dispersed throughout a spacious building. Add to the fact that many of the machines in the shop are giving off heat that could be recovered and many businesses are looking for ways to reuse heat in a factory.
Can Heat Be Recovered In A Factory?
The truth is, factory heating can very much be harnessed and turned into pure air within a shop. Of course, special modifications will have to be used to make the most out of recovered heat and evaporative cooling but the improvements will be well worth the cost.
In a factory, heat is produced during all working shifts from machinery to human body temperature. A company can either board up all their windows and double insulate the walls to retain this heat, or open screens and doors and pay insane energy bills. With the use of heat recovery, a business can have a warm factory floor and keep moderate bills because the heat is sucked in and converted to pure temperature controlled air.
How Does A Business Recover The Heat?
Evaporative cooling and factory heating requires the installation of a specific venting system within the business. As heat is produced off machines and by workers, one portion of these vents will suck the air out, cross it through a heat exchange and push it into the outside environment. The heat exchange corrals that warmth and passes it to cold air that is being sucked in from outside the factory. Once this cold air is heated it is pumped through the factory, supplying workers with warm pure air.
Businesses can also use heat recovery to run their equipment in the future if they want to make some changes to the current makeup of the shop. Steam turbines could provide a circle of life that as machines run and produce heat, that warmth is recovered and in fact used to keep them running…a self sufficient shop if you will.
A business should also look to engage with a site safety inspector and human resources manager or legal consultant to ensure that employee rights are taken into consideration when installing a heat recover system.
This article was written by Mark Hall a evaporative cooling thought leader who recomends cosaf.ae for further reading on cooling, heating and HVAC