Steel major in Bangladesh gains significant savings with Thermax chillers
Abul Khair Steel (AKS) is one of Bangladesh’s major steel producers meeting more than half of the country’s steel demand. For its environmental considerations and waste reduction, AKS collaborated with Thermax in its major step towards sustainability. AKS has opted for two double effect steam driven vapour absorption chillers of 250TR each. Steam recovered from Thermax’s waste heat recovery boilers, which is otherwise emitted into the environment, is used to drive the vapour absorption chillers. Chilled water at 7°C is used for cooling applications in the company’s captive power plant spread over an area of 50,000 square feet. Harish Uppoor, Sr. General Manager at AKS attributes their approximate monthly savings of $7000-8000 to the installation of Thermax’s chillers when compared to electrical chillers. Our chillers have helped the company cut down their carbon emissions by 1286.4 tonnes and save about 1.34 million units of electricity annually.