In February this year, Turboden started-up its first application in the steel industry: a heat recovery system for power generation, supplied to NatSteel plant (TataSteel Group) in Singapore.
The Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine generates 700kW of power recovered from a billet reheating furnace.
The OCR turbine uses a low boiling point organic fluid in a closed circuit which is evaporated in a heat exchanger coupled to waste heat to produce a vapour that drives a turbine to generate electric power.
Furthermore Turboden is supplying a 3MW ORC unit, that uses part of the saturated steam produced from the off-gases of an Electric Arc Furnace at Elbe-Stahlwerke Feralpi in Riesa, Germany.
This plant is part of the H-REII DEMO Project (Heat Recovery in Energy Intensive Industries), that the DG Environment of the European Commission is co-financing under the LIFE+ programme for its technological innovation and environmental value.