Future-proof condensing technology for heating in industry

Future-proof condensing technology for heating in industry

To achieve climate neutrality in industry, future-proof heating systems are needed that already meet the requirements set for 20 years’ time. For planners, cost-effectiveness, operational reliability and CO2 savings are the key indicators.

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To achieve climate goals, the political world is putting more of the onus on industry to act. In the building technology sector too, there is still a great deal of potential that can be tapped into to reduce greenhouse gases. With this in mind, planners in industrial construction are already being challenged to develop energy-efficient heating concepts that will help industry to reach carbon neutrality.

Industrial solutions: planning for tomorrow today

According to the experts, the first step on the path to carbon neutrality is to reduce industrial energy consumption as much as possible. The second step is the widespread transition to renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics, heat pumps or biomass. In many industries and large buildings, however, there is no alternative to gas for generating the necessary process heat. But there is some good news: the latest generation of condensing boilers, such as the one that Hoval has recently launched on the market, is greener than ever before. The upshot of this is that – with respect to the energy and technology mix of large companies – gas can make a valuable contribution towards future-proof operation.

Gas condensing technology: renewable ready

Projects in the industrial sector are planned as long-term investments. When used in conjunction with highly efficient condensing technology and mixed with biomethane, natural gas becomes a sustainable source of energy – as the UltraGas 2 from Hoval has proven. UltraGas condensing boilers have been known for their long-standing operational reliability and cost-effectiveness for over two decades. For the latest generation of high output boilers, Hoval has once again honed each and every component and maximised efficiency, control response and energy savings. As a result, owners benefit from a reliable high-tech system and low operating costs. What’s more – and just as importantly in this day and age – the UltraGas 2 is renewable ready, meaning that no further investment costs will be required to achieve a carbon-neutral future despite using a gas heating system.

Sustainable hybrid systems from a single source

To satisfy the requirements of large operations, hybrid – i.e. the combination of gas condensing technology with heat pumps, pellet systems or solar plants – is often the solution put forward. Planned based on individual needs and professionally installed, the overall system is more cost effective and demand led than any individual module. A high proportion of renewable energy sources are easier to implement – without any compromises in performance, operational reliability or comfort. The TopTronic E system controller ensures that each and every unit works together perfectly, while HovalConnect enables the building technology team to control the system online. What’s more, the HovalSupervisor control software helps to monitor various systems as well as to optimise how they run.

Maximum performance, minimum space

The features of the UltraGas 2 mean it is perfectly qualified for a whole host of industrial applications – whether for heating buildings or for process heat, for example. This is made possible through the innovative TurboFer heat exchanger and its optimised heat transfer efficiency which achieves operating temperatures of up to 95 degrees. The system’s large water capacity also helps to boost efficiency. Yet despite all these features, this state-of-the-art gas heating system requires very little space on account of its extremely compact design. Well thought-out details mean that it is easy to replace the boiler or incorporate it into existing systems. If very high outputs are required, Hoval also offers the UltraGas 2 as a double boiler or in a cascade configuration. What’s more, additional production or storage space can be created by implementing a container solution from Yados: in such cases, the boiler room is simply set up outside the industrial building.

Hoval’s experts are always happy to offer you their expertise during the technical design stage

Whatever the industrial project may be – a new building, conversion, extension or renovation, expert service comes as standard with every high-quality system from Hoval.