Low maintenance steam-to-water heat exchanger
Published: 31 December 2011 - Michelle Lea
Delivered fully assembled and tested, ARI-ENCOsys from ARI-Armaturen is a compact, low maintenance steam-to-water heat exchange system designed to provide hot water instantaneously up to 2100kW, whatever the load conditions.
“The robust, stainless steel construction of ENCOsys is combined with precisely matched steam and temperature controls which regulate at +/-1°C under steady load conditions and provide swift response to large or sudden load changes,” explains UK sales director Nick Davies.
“Maintenance requirements are minimal and the system rarely requires a bi-annual insurance inspection due to the low volume of the heat exchanger compared to traditional shell and tube options. By heating the secondary water and sub-cooling the condensate in the same plate heat exchanger, substantial energy savings can be achieved and cost of ownership is further reduced.”
The system comes with a self-acting, TÜV approved high temperature cut-out valve to protect the unit from over-heating and users from scalding. Furthermore, ENCOsys has been designed without the need for a separate water storage vessel thus removing a potential breeding place for harmful bacteria.
ENCOsys is suitable for various applications including the generation of process heating duties such as hot water hose-down, heat recovery and cleaning in place.