EFFICIENT ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION FROM WASTES USING THERMAL OIL HEATING
Turboden – Electricity Production
Turboden have since 1980 been a global leader in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems.
As a group company of MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) one of the world’s leading heavy machinery manufacturers they have innovation and performance at their core.
The Turboden ORC system works most efficiently when using high temperature thermal oil as its heat source and at the SWIP scale offers many advantages over conventional steam turbines including up to 25% electricity production efficiency.
The use of organic fluid rather than steam has a number of advantages. Lower rotational speeds and mechanical stresses leading to decreased turbine and component wear and maintenance downtime, plus the avoidance of corrosion commonly found in steam systems.
The result is a system ideally suited to high efficiency small scale electricity production with guaranteed uptime of 98% and simple, reliable operation.
The Advantage of ORC over steam turbines
No need to use superheated steam – creating safer working environment
No water treatment plants or water use and supplies needed as with steam
No risk of turbine blade erosion due to use of oil as heat transmitter and organic medium (maximises uptime)
Lower speed of turbine, means less maintenance of wear parts
Minimum Operation and maintenance Costs
No expensive major mid service overhauls required
Completely Automatic system
High Flexibility – operational range of 10% – 110% output
High availability – 98%
See how an ORC system works in this video:
Output Comparison with steam technology: