A 5 step process
- Assess the heat source
- Estimate electrical output
- Understand site economics
- Create a site integration plan
- Execute and install
The flexible and modular design of the Clean Cycle Generator has made tapping into waste heat and converting it into electricity more simple than ever. Follow this five step process to make a site come to fruition in a matter of months.
1. Assess the heat source
The first step in any heat to power application is to determine how much heat is available and at what temperature. All we need to quantify the heat available is the temperature and flow rate of the medium. The amount of heat can vary throughout the day or seasonally, so we will typically ask for historical data over the previous year to get a better idea of how much heat can be captured.
2. Estimate electrical output
With a detailed picture of the inputs, we can run our internal model to provide a clear picture of how much power the Clean Cycle can produce for the specific site. We specialized in accurately quantifying the power we can produce for a particular site. We have looked at everything from single base-load engines to multiple engines run in cycles.
3. Understand site economics
Now that the heat available and power output are well understood, the next step is to determine how much the recovered heat is worth. To do this, we need to know the local cost of electricity. This can be the cost of generation or simply the typical price paid to the utility for each kWh of energy. With this information, we can calculate the annual revenue or savings generated by the Clean Cycle to calculate a return on investment for the project.
4. Create a site integration plan
Once the financials of the project make sense, HRS will work with the customer to develop a site integration plan. This covers all the details of the project from equipment placement to installation and commissioning. At this stage, HRS engineers will work with the customer site personnel to ensure a timely and reliable installation.
5. Execute and install
With a robust integration plan in hand, HRS will see the project execution through to commissioning and beyond. Whether installing through one of our partners or using local resources, HRS is committed to ensuring a quality installation that meets all customer requirements. After the site is commissioned, HRS will monitor the performance of the Clean Cycle, looking for any signs of wear or loss in power. If any problems arise, HRS personnel are just a phone call away.