Improvement of the energetic behaviour of industrial processes through the recovery and reutilization of heat
- FAGOR EDERLAN S.COOP.
- INDUSTRIAL FURNACES INSERTEC S.L.
- ECONOTHERM (UK) LIMITED
- BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
- SIJ METAL RAVNE DOO
- JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
- CERAMICHE ATLAS CONCORDE SPA
- UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
- EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH
2017 – 2021
5 507 380 €
European programmes: Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme
The aim of the European project Etekina, is to improve energy performance in the production processes through the recovery and reutilization of heat that currently dissipates therein. The team is working in the development and validation of heat exchangers based on heat pipes technology for the steel, ceramic and non-ferrous metals industry.
The heating ducts are heat exchangers with greater capacity to transfer heat, giving rise to a greater use of the residual heats that are currently being discarded. The caloducts developed within the framework of this project will be adapted to the existing effluents of the mentioned sectors industrial processes in order to obtain an efficient and profitable heat reuse.
The recovered heat will be used in industrial processes to improve its energy efficiency and reduce its operational costs.
The heat exchangers developed in this project will be implemented in three industrial plants, in order to validate the heat recovery and reuse procedure. The demonstrators will in particular be installed at the Fagor Ederlan factory in the Arrasate-Mondragón (non-ferrous sector), in the facilities of SIJ Metal Ravne in Slovenia (steel sector), and at the Ceramiche Atlas Concorde Spa plant in Italy (ceramic sector).
IKERLAN coordinates this initiative that complements the industrial processes methodology for energy efficiency analysis currently being developed in the center. Furthermore, it allows us to continue investigating for the identification and development of new opportunities to improve thermal efficiency in industrial applications for different sectors.