By installing Thermax’s 1400 kW natural gasfired absorption heat pump at their facility in Neemrana, Rajasthan, the two-wheeler automobile major – Hero MotoCorp is saving nearly 40% of natural gas used for heating hot water; thereby reducing their carbon footprint. The heat pump recovers waste heat from the cooling tower which is then used to cool the air compressors at their plant. The hot water generated by the heat pump is used to heat paint at their booth. With the success of this project, the concept is currently being replicated in the company’s other manufacturing facility at Haridwar
Another multinational, primarily into earth moving equipment and heavy machinery, JCB India had the requirement for cooling water at their engine testing facility, with the lowest possible water consumption. Thermax offered an adiabatic cooling tower solution that conserves 70% to 80% water as compared to the conventional cooling towers. This cooler makes the best use of wet and dry technology to optimise and save water, thus leading to lower maintenance and higher operating efficiency.
Taking the sustainable heating solutions from their brand ‘Oorja’ to newer avenues, First Energy Pvt. Ltd. (FEPL), Thermax’s subsidiary has partnered with Refreshed Car Care (Revive Labs Private Limited), an eco-friendly car care company to introduce a first-of-its-kind steambased car cleaning solution. The scope includes the supply and erection of a pellet-fired non-IBR type boiler of 100 kg capacity and its integration with the car washing system. This steam-based application provides superior cleaning and more importantly, a significant reduction in water consumption up to 90%. It is estimated that one car requires 10 kg of steam above 150°C and 120°C for exterior and interior cleaning respectively.
“For FEPL, this is a step in the right direction, leveraging our leadership in the energy and environment space by foraying into the consumer segment with green solutions,” says Sriram Vishwanathan, Director at FEPL.
The business operates on a unique model where the capital investment, commissioning and maintenance concerning the boilers are managed by FEPL. The customer only pays for the pellets used as fuel for the boiler, that are manufactured at FEPL’s plant in Islampur and Dharwad using agrowaste.
The first such cleaning station in India has been set up by Landmark Group at Ahmedabad, one of the largest automotive networks in India.
Thermax’s chiller that works on hot water is a key component in the combined heat, power and cooling (CHPC) package that the Möllergroup in Germany is deploying at a client’s site. The 220 TR (780 kW) chiller is handy for cooling robots and for the customer’s plastic manufacturing process. The Möllergroup is a leading global manufacturer who develops modules for the automotive industry and construction parts for various industrial applications. The CHPC plant helps client industries to save energy and cost. The choice of Thermax as a preferred vendor reflects the careful choice that industrial manufacturers like Möller make today to balance energy requirements and environment sanity.