In 2016, Thermax supplied three units of Combipac boilers to Southeast Asia’s largest independent soluble coffee facility located in the Nhut Chanh Industrial Park, Ben Luc District, Long An province, Vietnam. The boilers comprising two units of 16 TPH and one unit of 25 TPH capacities are designed to operate on anthracite coal and spent coffee waste – a byproduct of their production process as the primary fuel to deliver steam at a pressure of 21 bar. Other supporting fuels include biogas and High Speed Diesel (HSD). Along with boilers, Thermax has also commissioned an Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) for the customer to control the emissions that emanate from the process.
The Power O&M division commissioned a non-Thermax power project for an independent power producer located at Negros Island in the Philippines – a first in South East Asia. Thermax bagged the contract for the 19.9 MW plant due to the customer’s dispute with a Chinese EPC company who initially started the work. Having a proven track record in EPC, boiler manufacturing and O&M, which was a prerequisite by the customer, Thermax was able to complete the project whose scope comprised a 90 TPH boiler, 19.9 MW steam turbine generator and Balance of Plant systems. The team got involved at the erection completion and precommissioning phase and ensured that the plant was up and running in a short span of five months. Thermax was also awarded a certificate of appreciation from the customer for demonstrating professionalism and executing the project with world-class safety practices.
Since its first installation in 1999, Thermax has been assisting Scandinavian district heating companies with its absorption heat pumps- an integral component in their energy equipment configurations.
Silkeborg heating company employs Thermax 7000 kW single effect steam drive heat pump and two 12000 kW double effect steam driven heat pumps. Other district companies such as Hasle and Hammel also have in place Thermax hot water driven heat pumps.
District heating is an energy concept where waste heat from industrial sites and waste incinerators or underground geothermal heat is used for warming water used in public space heating networks. Thermax heat pumps absorb heat from these sources and preheat the water delivered to the buildings. This mode of heating is more efficient, cheap and has lower carbon emissions.
The Adelgade District Cooling Energy centre in Copenhagen, has an installed capacity of 15 MW cooling. The energy centre delivers piped chilled water to nearby buildings that include Banks, Hotels, Museum, offices and a Mint. A 3.5 MW Thermax steam driven absorption chiller is part of the 15 MW installed capacity. A local district heating plant supplies steam to Thermax’s chiller. Sea water from a 19th century canal is used for heat rejection, thereby eliminating investment and subsequent maintenance associated with cooling towers. The absorption chiller circuits are made with special materials to handle sea water.
The new cooling network complements the city’s existing heating system covering 98% of Copenhagen. The new project of 15 MW capacity is expected to save 14,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. Copenhagen’s district cooling system reduces carbon emissions by nearly 70% and electricity consumption by 80% compared to conventional cooling.
During the summer months, when demand is low there is an excess surplus heat within the district heating system. The excess heat is used to drive Thermax’s steam double effect absorption chiller to produce chilled water for the city’s cooling needs.
At Araliya Group – the country’s largest rice producer, Thermax has installed a water treatment plant that uses reverse osmosis to produce 12 m3/hr of treated water for the customer’s process needs. The group has also deployed CPRG 120 and CPRG 220 steam boilers provided by Thermax with a reciprocating grate bar.
Bextex Ltd. is the concern of Beximco Group one of the leading private organisations in the country which was incorporated in Bangladesh as a Public Limited Company with limited liability on 8 March 1994 and commenced commercial operation in 1995 and went into the public issue of shares and debentures in the same year. In 1995 Thermax supplied four units of natural gas fired boiler each having capacity 10 TPH in this factory and till today all the boilers are running smoothly.
Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a leading pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh, established in the year 1999. The company has a huge manufacturing facility located at Savar and Dhamrai, 35 and 53 kilometres away respectively from the centre of the capital city Dhaka. The company produces various types of dosage forms which include tablets, capsules, oral liquids etc. Thermax supplied an incinerator to burn all solid and liquid wastes generated in their facilities at 200 kg/hr
Established in 1984, a textiles manufacturer in Bangladesh has expanded dramatically over the past three decades and built a remarkable distinction as an exporting giant in the market. Thermax has supplied four units of steam fired vapour absorption chillers of 2700 TR, which deliver chilled water to meet the process cooling requirements of the textile plant.
Thermax has commissioned a large capacity thermal oil heater for the global petroleum giant, Shell at the Jebel Ali free zone. This installation was carried out for Shell’s bitumen terminal at the downstream petroleum area and required Thermax to undertake the entire project from concept to commissioning. The project was a landmark installation, as the Thermax heating team installed the heater for the Shell storage tank, with a height of 8000 m. It is the largest bitumen tank in the region and the global infrastructure company, Mott MacDonald advised as consultants for the project. Thermax was chosen as the company’s teams have carried out heating installations for over 100 storage tanks catering to petroleum derivatives such as bitumen, lube and heavy furnace oils. Other big-ticket oil industry clients of Thermax in the region include Sharjah Oil Refining, FAL Energy, Emirates Lube Oil Company and British Petroleum. Heating is an essential process for the petroleum industry, as the products need to be heated for them to flow easily and reduce pumping costs. Heating is also required in the case of product modifications for applications such as waterproofing, paint and road works in the case of bitumen.
Thermax offered a steam driven absorption chiller for SIBUR – one of the biggest petrochemical companies in Russia. The Polief factory where the chiller is installed produces terephthalic acid and polyethylene terephthalate required for making packaging materials. Excessive vapor from the production of terephthalic acid is utilized at SIBUR facility and the heat recovered powers the steam driven chiller. Chilled water from the chiller cools the process of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) synthesis. Thermax is confident that the appetite for its products within the Russian Federation will continue to grow over the years.