All engines produce heat. All radiators consume power. Only the Active Cooler removes heat while generating power – and it does it all with no additional costs. Through the continued development of the Power+ Generator, our heat to power solution – the Active Cooler, our cooling to power solution, was born.
The purpose behind this development was to provide a net-zero cooling solution that generates power during times when the cooling function is not fully utilized, hence cooling to power. The result is a highly efficient Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) cooling system that takes advantage of an existing resource, heat, to allow your company to benefit from a more circular economy and achieve sustainability goals.
Historically, radiators are fully utilized during the summer and underutilized during the winter – providing little to no benefit. With the Active Cooler, maximum capital utilization can still be achieved year-round with varying operating conditions such as ambient temperature differentials. Our net-zero cooling solution completely eliminates power usage from the cooling process during the summer as well as generates extra power and income during times of underutilized capacity such as the winter.
The ElectraTherm Active Cooler is a perfect fit for any business that implements commercial radiators to expel large amounts of excess heat. Most of the time you would be surprised by the amount of usable thermal is available on site – landfills, waste water treatment plants, hospitals, biogas, plastics, steel – all of these industries produce large amounts of heat and need cooling. Let us be your solution.
Designed to be both simple and flexible, standard interface connections allow the Active Cooler to be easily integrated into your existing system. Available in 800 kWth (AC800) and 1800 kWth (AC1800) sizes, the Active Cooler is scalable to multiple megawatt heat loads. Now with a skid option, the Active Cooler comes as a conveniently packaged system that makes transportation and installation easy.
All radiators need to replaced eventually. Let us be your solution.
By upgrading to the ElectraTherm Active Cooler you benefit from a net-zero power radiator that pays for itself, increases efficiency, and generates emission-free electricity. With a 20-year design life and a payback period of 3 – 5 years, which only gets better if you are already looking to replace your radiator, the economics amount to an attractive ROI.
Issues With Standard Cooling Units:
- Insufficient cooling during the warmer months leads to reduced performance.
- Faulty coolers can lead to costly engine repairs and maintenance.
- Over time, radiators wear down and suffer from reduced efficiency.
- Radiators cost you money year after year.
Benefits of the Active Cooler:
- Achieve net-zero power cooling while generating emission-free power.
- Reduces parasitic cooling load, increasing efficiency.
- Robust, 20-year design life provides attractive ROI.
- Standard water and power connections with multiple cooling circuits allows for easy integration.
- Reduces or eliminates engine derate at high ambient conditions up to 40°C.
- Pays for itself by slashing energy costs and actively making profitable power.
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ElectraTherm by BITZER Group provides world-class waste heat recovery solutions by utilizing the Organic Rankine Cycle along with proprietary technologies to convert low-temperature heat into clean power. ElectraTherm’s simple and effective solutions generate clean electricity, boost efficiency, reduce energy costs, and decrease emissions – with no additional fuel consumption.
The combined advantage of ElectraTherm’s engineering along with the value of being supported by BITZER, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors which boasts close to 3,500 global employees and average annual sales approaching $1 billion, allows the ElectraTherm team to dedicate all their energy to the advancement of waste heat recovery technology in the marketplace.
ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator is a heat to power generator, converting waste heat into clean electricity and usable thermal while offsetting the cooling load. The Active Cooler acts as a cooling to power generator, using the same cycle to provide self-powered cooling while generating electricity. Both of ElectraTherm’s solutions reduce emissions and energy costs while providing a baseload power / cooling supply. Taking advantage of waste heat is not only profitable, but practical. Allowing companies to benefit from a more circular economy while achieving sustainability goals.
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