Process industries have a high dependence on utilities such as steam, chilled water and power for their operations. Conventionally, this requirement is met through process boilers, chillers and grid power for running the plant. A cogeneration or tri-generation plant is an innovative solution to meet these utility needs.
In a cogen plant, high temperature and pressure steam is first used for power generation and subsequently, the steam from turbine can be used for process heating and cooling.
Thus, the plant achieves higher efficiency by maximising its energy output becoming more sustainable by reducing its carbon footprint.