May 1, 2005
What does the future hold for on-site combined heat and power (CHP) systems? The authors think the present is steering toward smaller, integrated, and prefabricated systems, better use of available waste heat, and hot oil used for high-temperature heat recovery. The idea is to improve equipment life expectancy and efficiency, quicken startup, and lower overall installation costs. By Milton Meckler, P.E., CPC, and Lucas B. Hyman, P.E.