"Waste Heat Recovery: Clean
Energy's Best Kept Secret"
ECONOTHERM® is a leading UK based
manufacturer of Heat Pipe Waste Heat Recuperators, Economisers, Pre-Heaters and Steam
super conductor Heat Pipe technology is used in a wide range of
applications across many diverse industrial sectors. The technology
is renowned for being extremely robust and able to operate in many
challenging heat recovery environments for the benefit of high energy
users seeking to reduce ever increasing energy costs.
of a unique low cost manufacturing process and patented exchanger
designs ensure that the many technical advantages of heat pipe exchangers are
available to industrial users wishing to reduce running costs and
Pipe Advantages Over Conventional Equipment
Each heat pipe operates independently which
gives the unit the ability to continue in the event of damage to
individual heat pipes.
A unique feature of heat pipes is their
Isothermal operation. This eliminates cold corners where
condensation may occur and is often the cause of failure in
conventional heat recovery equipment.
The heat pipes within an ECONOTHERM®recuperator are supported from a single point only. This
allows them to expand and contract thermally without transferring
any stress to the units casing or joints.
High Particulate Exhaust
pipe units can be designed with a very low fouling factor but in
addition can be provided with a number of features that make them
ideal for high particulate environments .
Low pressure drop
The heat pipes can be configured to
deliver a lower pressure drop relative to conventional heat
Often the limiting factor in a heat
recovery system is the condensation point within the recuperator.
In conventional units where the mediums come into direct thermal
contact with each other the exhaust temperature must be kept
elevated to avoid contact condensation. The Isothermal operation
of the pipes allows more heat to be extracted from the primary
flow whilst still avoiding problematic condensation in the
ECONOTHERM® heat pipe exchangers
are used to recover waste heat from furnace, boiler, oven, thermal
oxidiser, engine & incinerator exhaust. The recovered heat is
converted to useable hot air, water or thermal oil for use in
process, space heating and electrical generation to significantly
reduce the clients fuel costs and corresponding CO2
ECONOTHERM® is able to supply
products from its standard range or
customised to a set of bespoke requirements. All heat recovery
products are manufactured through our patented manufacturing process
in our state of the art production facility in South Wales, United