HRS Wins Best Energy from Waste Initiative award at the National Recycling Awards
19 July 2012, News release from HRS Heat Exchangers
HRS Heat Exchangers Limited, a leading heat transfer specialist for the process industries, has won the 'Best Energy from Waste Initiative' award at the prestigious National Recycling Awards last week, for their scraped surface vacuum evaporator installed at the Scottish and Southern Energy's Barkip anaerobic digestion plant in North Ayrshire.
The National Recycling Awards showcases exciting new technologies being developed to tackle environmental issues. HRS was recognised for its ability to demonstrate a creative and innovative solution along with and an effective business strategy to ensure waste minimisation with its evaporator technology. The HRS scraped surface vacuum evaporator will enable the Barkip plant to produce 2.5MW of renewable electricity in Scotland.
Recycling has become a mainstream issue in today's world. Standard evaporation technologies for many environmental applications often fall short when it comes to delivering the desired performance. HRS' evaporation solutions are designed for high thermal efficiency to reduce energy costs with a fouling free operation.
During the evaporation process as the concentration of solids increase, the risk of fouling substances depositing on the tube wall increases. A fouled evaporator will drop quickly in heat transfer resulting in underperformance and repeated downtime. The HRS evaporator system has been designed to address these issues. The Unicus Dynamic scraped surface heat exchanger provides continuous cleaning to the walls of the evaporator, which helps maintain the heat transfer, ensuring better utilisation of the energy.
"Winning this award is a real achievement for us as it recognises our commitment to providing effective heat transfer solutions to the waste industry. Overcoming previous fouling issues and requiring little maintenance, the HRS evaporator system provides customers with a sustainable solution that decreases downtime, improves energy performance and has a better waste recovery", said Stephen Wooler, Senior Design Engineer, HRS Heat Exchangers Limited.
The annual National Recycling Awards support the efforts of local authorities and councils, as well as the construction and retail sectors. Over 600 key figures in recycling and waste management gathered at the Lancaster Hotel to recognise and reward the leading companies in the industry.
About HRS Heat Exchangers Limited
HRS Heat Exchangers Limited (part of the HRS Group) is a leading international heat transfer specialist offering innovative solutions to the processing industry.
Headquartered in the UK, HRS Heat Exchangers operates at the forefront of processing technology and for over 30 years has designed, manufactured and sold heat exchangers and heat transfer technology to many different industries.
HRS products and system solutions have been used in such sectors as HVAC, Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Water supply, Energy Recovery, Waste to energy and Environmental protection. All HRS products are manufactured to ISO 9001 and comply with the European PED, and are also certified to the ASME "U" stamp standard.
HRS Heat Exchangers Ltd offers a wide range of heat exchangers and associated products including corrugated tube shell and tube, scraped surface and plate heat exchangers, together with a hygienic piston pump and packages such as Pasteurisers, CIP and Food processing systems. HRS also manufactures a patented self-cleaning scraped surface evaporator system for solids concentration.
HRS has offices in Spain, Germany, USA, Peru, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and India as well as manufacturing and assembly plants in the UK, India, Dubai and Spain.
To learn more about HRS Heat Exchangers, please visit www.hrs- heatexchangers.com
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