Next to air, no other natural element is more critical to our survival or more essential for our long-term physical health than fresh, pure water. It is one of our most precious natural resources.
Unfortunately, our global supply of clean water is shrinking due to environmental pollution. At the same time population growth is increasing the world demand for water. Protecting our water supply is a critical worldwide conservation issue.
Did you know that if you own a natural gas boiler or heating appliance, usable distilled water is escaping out of your chimney? In fact, approximately 8% of flue gas is water. It’s literally like taking a faucet and leaving it on all day, but on a much larger scale. Not only are you wasting a precious natural resource every hour of every day, you’re also losing money.
Sidel Systems can help you conserve water while saving money at the same time. Our SRU Heat Recovery Condensers capture most of the energy potential exhausted in your combusted flue gases and turn it into usable heat. During this heat recovery process, as the waste HOT exhaust gases are being cooled to below the dewpoint temperature, water is being created, and is collected at the base section. Every gallon collected is a gallon you do not have to purchase. This not only conserves the public water supply, it also saves you money.
So while our SRU units are increasing your energy efficiency and saving you money, they’re also conserving water and making your organization “greener” – Your customers will love you for that.
Here’s an example to give you an idea of how much water (and money) you could save by partnering with us:
For a typical 1,000 HP natural gas fired boiler, operating with an exhaust gas temperature of 400°F and 15% excess combustion air, the efficiency is approximately 80% The fuel input is approximately 42 million BTU/HR, and 20% of the fuels total energy is going up the chimney. By incorporating SRU flue gas condenser to produce over 90°F water, about 14% of the fuels original energy can be recovered. If the boiler operates for an equivalent of 6,000 full load hours per year, and natural gas costs $.60 per therm, the annual savings realized from a SRU waste heat recovery system would be:
42 M BTU/hr x 14% x 6,000 hrs/yr x $ 6.00 M BTU* = $ 211,800
During this heat recovery process over 300 gallons of condensate will be created hourly.
(* 1M BTU = 10 therms)
There are several beneficial uses for this reclaimed water. It can be used as boiler feedwater, or be added to the plant wash-down water, or sent to the evaporative coolers. It can be treated and applied to almost any application, and if there is no other place to utilize this water, how about collecting it into a large plastic container underground and using this water to irrigate lawns and flower beds? Who would have thought you could actually water your lawns & flowers with combusted natural gas?
Investing in a Sidel SRU Heat Recovery System is a great way to save money and help the environment, but- it’s also great for increasing customer loyalty and expanding your customer base.
When you conserve water (and with Sidel Systems, you conserve energy and reduce C02 emissions as well), you become a hero to all the people who care about protecting our environment for future generations, including your customers! They really will appreciate your efforts to make the world a better place, and they will reward you for it – with continued loyalty and by telling their friends and family to do business with you.
This truly is a “win-win” opportunity.
That’s why we invite you to take the next step and get your FREE, no-obligation Info Packet. The packet is loaded with much more information than we can present here, and includes everything you need to decide if our money-saving solutions are right for you. There’s so much to gain and nothing to lose, so don’t wait – call or email us to request your free Info Packet today! Click here>>