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Increasing Efficiency by Maximizing Electrical Output

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Technical Report,01 Apr 2012,01 Jul 2016

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Ener-G-Roters, Inc. Rotterdam United States

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Our objective was to demonstrate the economic conversion of low temperature heat into electricity. For this project, we repurposed heat from a boiler stack from a helicopter hangar on U.S. Army Ft. Drum base and used data from a related installation at a biomass facility at the same location. This demonstration project evaluated the performance, economic model and efficiency implications of using Ener-G-Rotors flagship product, the ORCA and ancillary systems needed to support the heating and cooling needs of the ORCA system. Using all the data collected we were able to build a model that shows the Adjusted Internal Rate of Return for different configurations of systems at different sizes. As waste heat sources are evaluated, this simple model, and the lessons learned from the effort, will aid in deciding upon the economics of any future installation.

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  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

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