What is a CHP unit / How does it work

Combined Heat and Power is a technology that simultaneously generates electricity and heat from a fuel input.

There are many various fuels that can run the CHP, like natural gas, propane/butane, biogas, Sewage gas, landfill gas, hydrogen.

The main element of a CHP unit is a fuel-fired four-stroke engine, which converts the combustion energy of the fuel to thermal and mechanical energy; the latter is then converted to electricity by a generator.
The exhaust gases are not discharged directly into the environment; they flow through a flue gas/heat exchanger where heat is extracted from them. The heat exchanger is connected to the external (secondary) circuit of the transmission line.
  • The control unit takes full control over operation of the entire CHP unit system. The control system is of key importance for proper operation as well as for diagnostics and elimination of potential defects.
  • A CHP system effectively transforms 90 % of the energy input, i.e. approximately 40 % as electricity and 50 % as thermal energy. Energy losses of a CHP unit amount to approximately 10 %.
  • To learn more about CHPs, have a look at our brochures or contact us  to see how CHP can help you reduce energy costs.

Benefits of instaling a CHP unit

for investor and for environment

Investing in a CHP unit not only reduces energy bills by 40%, but also benefits the environment by reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality. It produces both heat and electricity, making it more efficient than traditional power plants, and can be installed in remote areas as a stand-alone system.
Reducing costs
As it produces both heat and electricity from a single fuel source! 40%
Increased Efficiency
More efficient than traditional power plants! 80%
Save the environment
Heat capture and reduces energy waste. 60%

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