Our long experience with large refrigeration systems and our passion for energy-efficient technology has led to our active involvement in the development of the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems used to recover heat and generate electricity from waste heat.
ORCs are often manufactured as modules and brazed plate heat exchangers help in providing compact and cost-efficient solutions. SWEP brazed plate heat exchangers have successfully been used for all heat exchanger elements in ORC systems.
Brazed plate heat exchangers in ORC systems
The subcooled refrigerant/organic substance needs to be preheated to the saturation point prior to evaporation. A preheater can be installed as a standalone heat exchanger or be included in the design of the evaporator. If the inlet is subcooled in the evaporator, SWEP recommends using our B-type range of brazed plate heat exchangers. The combined preheater/evaporator should not be used where steam is the heat source or for applications with a high-temperature difference (>100K). For that kind of application, the preheater and evaporator must be split into two heat exchangers to reduce thermal stress.
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With us as your partner in ORC system applications, you can rely on unique, top-class calculation software combined with a modular and flexible product portfolio. And we are now taking yet another step up with our biggest capacity range, featuring 6” connections and great versatility.
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