are very obvious and substantial economical
advantages in good behaviour within environmental process heating.
based on the three green key elements :
Low Total Costs
Low Total Cost
is of course a most obvious and important feature to good
economy. But it must be considered as
total life-cycle cost, also known as LCC and that
makes things much more difficult. The total
cost for the product / solution in question is not only the purchase price,
but also the accumulated long-term costs during operation and maintenance,
- the indirect costs due to down-time in production and the investment
spread out to the total service life of the product. Things are
related - low LCC is not only good economy for the user, it also offers a
substantial environmental feature by minimising both pollution
energy consumption related not only to the operation, but also to the disposal and replacement of material that
has been produced in other expensive energy consuming processes.
In other words - "cheap buy can be very expensive".
AB&CO offers both special customised solutions involving
generally higher purchase prices - and economical standard
solutions involving generally lower purchase prices.
obviously leads to low energy and fuel consumption.
But efficiencies must not be considered in the moments of operation
only, but instead during a longer period involving stand-by in
low loads and start-up from - and shot-down to - cold
condition. In other words, also considering the energy
consumption during idle and during a certain
period of days/weeks/months, for instance with numerous starts, stops and
stand-by. High efficiency meaning low consumption
leads of course to low CO2 and to low NOx emissions. Even though the efficiencies on AB&CO
solutions are general
very high, special features with even higher efficiencies can be obtained
by customising the design with additional heat recovery
features and ultra-high efficient parts and details. AB&CO offer
large scale heat recovery both as optional extras for
boilers and heater, but also by offering design of special
heat exchangers (recuperators) on consultant basis.
means low CO2, low NOx, low
other gaseous chemical compounds and low amount of controversial particles -
all this leading to clean flue gas.
Today electricity is often a very price attractive environmental
alternative with no emission whatsoever (solar, wind, hydro,
nuclear). Focus on low emission enhances the
important 'green profile' company image toward customers,
suppliers and employees. Substantial cost saving are related
of being ahead of the future's unavoidable environmental
demands (eventually laws will sooner or later regulate this
anyhow) - ensuring a long calm and good preparation period
before finally pushing the "expensive" button right when the
circumstances are optimum. AB&CO also offer a very large
amount of different electrical based process heating
solutions - the demand for this energy source is steadily