Thermal Enegy International Ltd.

Thermal Enegy International Ltd.

Stand C7

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BS1 2HR Bristol
United Kingdom
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TEI is a full service, design and build with engineering accreditation, established in 1986. We conceptualise, design and manufacture and finance energy solutions to give Industry and Institutions 10 to 30% cuts in energy consumption. Our unique well established products include the 'Flu-ace' condensing flue gas economiser and the low maintenance 'GEM SteamTrap'; drop in and see us on stand C7 to see how our bespoke soultions could permanently cut your carbon footprint!

Products

GEM VENTURI ORIFICE STEAM TRAPS

GEM VENTURI ORIFICE STEAM TRAPS

Instead of utilising a valve mechanism to close off steam for maximum energy and water conservation, the highly efficient GEM steam traps use the venturi orifice design to effectively drain condensate from the steam system without losing precious steam. As the GEM steam traps have no moving parts to wedge open or fail, it provides the ultimate in reliability necessitating only minimal maintenance and requiring no spares, testing or monitoring equipment.

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Flu-Ace Condensing Economiser

The Flu-Ace condensing economiser captures both the latent and sensible heat from flue gases or drier exhausts and therefore recovers 200% to 300% more heat than conventional tube economisers. By recovering the heat within the steam of exhaust gases, and using it within process, space or DHW heating, typical permanent fuel savings are 10 to 20% with 2 to 4 year paybacks.

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Press releases

  • WIGAN INFIRMARY EXPECTED TO SAVE OVER £48,000 YEAR FOLLOWING INSTALLATION OF GEM STEAM TRAPS

    WIGAN INFIRMARY EXPECTED TO SAVE OVER £48,000 YEAR FOLLOWING INSTALLATION OF GEM STEAM TRAPS

  • THERMAL ENERGY INTERNATIONAL’S GEM TRAPS PROVIDE 9.4% ENERGY SAVINGS AT SERVIZI OSPEDALIERI, ITALY

    THERMAL ENERGY INTERNATIONAL’S GEM TRAPS PROVIDE 9.4% ENERGY SAVINGS AT SERVIZI OSPEDALIERI, ITALY

    Leading industrial laundry, Servizi Ospedalieri, is fulfilling its environmental pledge of reducing energy usage by installing the award winning GEM venturi orifice traps from Thermal Energy International. Trialled through Thermal Energy International’s Italian agent, Nuova Folati, at Servizi Ospedalieri’s plant in Porto Garibaldi, the laundry’s independent, technical assessors, IMAT S.r.l. of Rome, was able to verify that GEM steam traps have provided close to a 10% saving in energy consumption compared to newly installed mechanical traps.

    Steam is used extensively throughout the laundry in the operation of tumble dryers, steam presses, dryers, ironing, wrapping and sterilisation. Prior to the installation of the GEM venturi orifice steam traps, Servizi Ospedalieri found its mechanical traps were failing open, closed and partially open.

    As the traps were not regularly inspected, it was often sometime before it was found that the mechanical traps was not working, by which time the failed open steam traps were impacting on steam production by not returning condensate back to the boiler. This was costing the company 250 euros a month for each failed steam trap.

    Looking for a solution to the problem, Mr. Bensi, Purchasing Manager, and Mr. De Marco, Technical and Production Manager at Servizi Ospedalieri, who had read about the GEM steam traps, decided to conduct a trial to evaluate the efficiency of the GEM trap against new mechanical traps using identical monitoring times and conditions. This was undertaken by NUOVA FOLATI/IMAT using a Vortex steam meter to measure the steam consumption of one of the main laundry’s steam processes.

    The steam metering results were crucial in this exercise and confirmed that the laundry achieved almost 10% reduction in steam. These savings will provide the laundry with a very short-term payback and in addition it will have the added bonus of almost zero maintenance and a 10-year guarantee on the traps.

    Instead of utilising a valve mechanism to close off steam, the highly efficient GEM steam traps use the patented venturi orifice design to effectively drain condensate from the steam system. As the GEM steam traps have no moving parts to wedge open or fail, it provides the ultimate in reliability necessitating only minimal maintenance and requiring no spares, testing or monitoring equipment.

    Available in a wide range of sizes for a full cross section of applications, the hardwearing GEM steam traps are manufactured from corrosion resistant stainless steel and are guaranteed for 10 years, obviating the need for repair or replacement. The GEM steam traps provide a fast payback - on some processes within a matter of days - from reduced energy costs and increased equipment reliability due to a reduction in damaging steam within the condensate system. In addition it improves product processing by enhancing the quality of steam which in turn reduces equipment repairs, downtime and replacement costs.

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  • SALISBURY DISTRICT HOSPITAL SAVES 10% OF ITS STEAM PRODUCTION WITH GEM STEAM TRAPS

    SALISBURY DISTRICT HOSPITAL SAVES 10% OF ITS STEAM PRODUCTION WITH GEM STEAM TRAPS

    Salisbury District Hospital is saving approximately 10% of its steam consumption following the installation of Thermal Energy International’s GEM venturi orifice steam traps, which is providing the hospital with significant energy savings. Together with other energy saving incentives already introduced, the GEM traps have helped ensure that the hospital is working towards the Government’s mandatory performance targets for the NHS to reduce CO2 emissions by 10% from 2007 to 2015 in its new and existing buildings.

    Salisbury District Hospital moved to its present site in 1993. The centre for specialist services in the Wessex region, the hospital has renowned burns, maxillo-facial and spinal units in addition to the services normally associated with a district hospital. Steam is used extensively throughout the hospital for its laundry and sterilisation processes.

    In 2009, the hospital’s average steam consumption was around 295 tonnes per month with the lowest figure recorded at 282 tonnes per month. Following the installation of the GEM traps in 2010, the average steam consumption was reduced to 265 tonnes per month with the lowest monthly-recorded figure dropping to 252 tonnes. Savings in energy alone will enable the hospital to receive a payback on the installation in just 18 months.

    A total of 70 GEM venturi orifice steam traps have been installed throughout the hospital replacing traditional thermodynamic steam traps, which on average were either failing open, shut or half-open at a rate of 10% per annum.

    Instead of utilising a valve mechanism to close off steam for maximum energy and water conservation, the highly efficient GEM steam traps use the patented venturi orifice design to effectively drain condensate from the steam system. As the GEM steam traps have no moving parts to wedge open or fail, it provides the ultimate in reliability necessitating only minimal maintenance and requiring no spares, testing or monitoring equipment.

    The GEM traps are helping the hospital reduce its carbon emissions. Under the Government’s CRC Carbon Reduction Scheme, large energy users, such as hospitals, with effect from 2012, will have to buy allowances for each tonne of carbon dioxide at a rate of £12 per tonne per annum. As a consequence, participants successful in reducing energy consumption will not only save money on energy bills, but will also need to purchase fewer allowances.

    Salisbury District Hospital’s base carbon output is 12.6 thousand tonnes per annum. By 2015 the hospital anticipates reducing this to just 11 thousand tonnes due to a raft of energy efficiency measures including the installation of the GEM steam traps and a new CHP system.

    Such has been the success of the GEM steam traps that the hospital has now placed an order for a combined heat and power (CHP) exhaust stack condensing heat recovery system for use on its heating and hot water system.

    “Obviously our initial carbon reduction targets were very much in line with those set out by the NHS as a whole, but we are now aiming to go somewhat further than we are actually required to do via a whole range of measures”, said George Atkinson from Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. “I first saw GEM steam traps during a demonstration at Poole hospital and was very impressed. We have found the savings they have made really significant, reducing our steam consumption by between 50 and 60 tonnes per month”.

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  • ELANTAS ENJOYS SIGNIFICANT STEAM SAVINGS WITH GEM

    ELANTAS ENJOYS SIGNIFICANT STEAM SAVINGS WITH GEM

    Thermal Energy International Inc. is pleased to announce that ELANTAS Deatech S.r.l, a member of the global specialty chemical group Altana AG, and a leading producer of insulating materials for the electrical and electronics industry, has revealed that it is achieving significant savings in steam consumption at its site in Ascoli Piceno, Italy following the installation of Thermal Energy International’s GEM steam traps. ELANTAS Deatech has now replaced all of the mechanical steam traps on its process, utilities and steam distribution pipeline with the GEM venturi orifice design.

    Prior to the installation of the GEM steam traps, the mechanical traps regularly failed open, closed or partly open, necessitating regular replacement and maintenance. It was calculated that due to trap failure ELANTAS Deatech was wasting a large proportion of its steam production, which in turn was increasing energy costs.

    In 2008, following a presentation at the Ascoli Piceno site, Thermal Energy International organised a bucket test to measure the live steam loss through the trap at various condensate load conditions. This proved that the GEM technology was significantly more efficient over varying loads.

    Instead of utilising a valve mechanism to close off steam for maximum energy and water conservation, the highly efficient GEM steam traps use their venturi orifice design to effectively drain condensate from the steam system. As the GEM steam traps have no moving parts to wedge open or fail, it provides the ultimate in reliability necessitating only minimal maintenance and requiring no spares, testing or monitoring equipment.

    Thermal Energy International’s local engineer began converting the whole site including drip legs, heating systems and tracing applications. Support was provided by ELANTAS Deatech’s Technical Department in sizing the traps for some specific chemical processes.

    “Thermal Energy International has supported the project throughout with a survey of the steam traps, a payback report and bucket test”, says Mr Giorgio Monni, Plant Manager at ELANTAS Deatech’s Ascoli Piceno plant. “The GEM venturi steam system has provided us with real savings and the prospect of a large reduction in maintenance costs”.

    Such has been the success of the GEM technology at the Ascoli Piceno site that Thermal Energy International received an additional order for GEM steam traps for the company’s site in China and this year received a further order for GEM traps for the Ascoli Piceno plant.

    Available in a wide range of sizes for a full cross section of applications, the hardwearing GEM steam traps are manufactured from corrosion resistant stainless steel and are guaranteed for 10 years, eliminating the need for repair or replacement. The GEMÒ steam traps can provide a fast payback from reduced energy costs and increased equipment reliability. In addition it can improve product processing by enhancing process control, and can also reduce equipment repairs, downtime and replacement costs.

    ELENTAS electrical insulation materials are found in electric motors, household appliances, cars, mill, computers, lamps, circuit boards and sensors. Headquartered in Wesel, Germany, with a turnover in excess of 377,4 million euros, the company has eight manufacturing companies worldwide employing 918 people.

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  • HOSPITAL LAUNDRY’S ENERGY AND WATER COSTS TUMBLE AND CO2 EMISSIONS FALL AFTER FITTING GEM STEAM TRAPS

    HOSPITAL LAUNDRY’S ENERGY AND WATER COSTS TUMBLE AND CO2 EMISSIONS FALL AFTER FITTING GEM STEAM TRAPS

    Dedicated to taking an active role in reducing its carbon emissions as well as saving costs, MTW Linen Services, a subsidiary of Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS, has reduced its CO2 emissions by 12.5% following the installation of Thermal Energy International’s GEM venturi orifice steam traps. In addition the laundry has reduced its energy consumption by 12% and its water usage by a substantial 30%.

    MTW Linen Services moved to its present purpose-built premises in Maidstone in 2003 and has been operating as a laundry for over 40 years. Steam is used extensively throughout the laundry in the operation of a wide range of equipment including a steam boiler.

    Prior to the installation of the GEM steam traps, Mark Wildish, Linen Service Manager at MTW Linen Services, found that 10 of the laundry’s 62 steam traps were failing each year, necessitating their replacement at a cost of £3,500. Additional costs for labour to maintain and replace the traps amounted to a further £5,000 per annum.

    “When the traps failed we were losing steam which was costing us money and in addition we were also having problems with the feed water”, said Mark Wildish. “When I heard about the GEM steam traps I realised it was the way forward and asked Thermal Energy International to carry out a site survey”.

    The survey found that 9% of the steam traps had failed open allowing large amounts of expensive steam to be wasted, 4% had failed closed which was causing the condensate to back-up and create wet steam, corrosion problems and water hammer, and a further 2% had failed partially open allowing smaller amounts of steam to escape. From these findings, Thermal Energy International was able to calculate that by replacing the mechanical traps with the GEM venturi design, MTW Linen Services would be able to save £26,617 in energy and maintenance per annum alone, providing a short-term payback.

    George Leedham, Energy and Contracts Manager for Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust then tracked the results to ascertain the savings in energy and water and the reduction in CO2 emissions.

    “The savings are impressive”, said George Leedham. “At today’s gas prices we are saving around £24,000 a year based on a throughput of 80,000 pieces per week. I anticipate energy savings will increase from 12% to 18% by the year-end when everything settles down. Our water savings are due to the removal of an inefficient condensate return pump and the fact that we no longer have condensate losses from blown steam traps”.

    Although the laundry primarily works for Primary Care Trusts and Nursing Homes, at the end of 2011 it began undertaking work for commercial organisations. This meant that its throughput of around 80,000 pieces a week has increased to 120,000. These increases will result in the laundry making even greater energy and water savings and in achieving an even faster payback on the cost of the GEM steam traps.

    Instead of utilising a valve mechanism to close off steam, the highly efficient GEM steam traps use the venturi orifice design to effectively drain condensate from the steam system. As the GEM steam traps have no moving parts to wedge open or fail, they provide the ultimate in reliability, necessitating only minimal maintenance and requiring no spares, testing or monitoring equipment.

    Available in a wide range of sizes for a full cross section of applications, the hardwearing GEM steam traps are manufactured from corrosion resistant stainless steel and are guaranteed for 10 years, obviating the need for repair or replacement. The GEM steam traps provide a fast payback - on some processes within a matter of days - from reduced energy costs and increased equipment reliability due to a reduction in damaging steam within the condensate system. In addition they improve product processing by enhancing the quality of steam which in turn reduces equipment repairs, downtime and replacement costs.

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  • GEM PROVIDES FAST PAYBACK FOR ITALCABLES

    GEM PROVIDES FAST PAYBACK FOR ITALCABLES

    Metered tests carried out on Thermal Energy International’s GEM steam traps by Italcables, Italy’s largest producer of wire strands for pre-stressed concrete and post-tensioned structures, have shown steam savings of up to 30% compared to mechanical traps. Now, Italcables has fitted GEM traps to its steam baths and kettle boiler used for ‘pickling’ and treating iron wire strands within production process.

    Steam is a primary energy source at the company’s facility in Cepagatti, Eastern Italy and a major cost in the production process. As the site’s mechanical steam traps regularly failed, resulting in lost steam, reduced performance and additional expenditure, Energy Manager, Mr. Rizzinelli, was interested in conducting a metered trial to validate the energy savings made with GEM.

    The mechanical traps fitted to the steam baths and kettle boiler were replaced by the GEM venturi design and steam meters utilised to test their performance. The results showed that the GEM traps were reducing steam consumption by between 20 and 30 percent.

    “I decided to carry out monitored tests to quantify the amount of steam that could be saved with the GEM traps and whether there would be a reduction in condensate”, said Mr. Rizzinelli. “The test results together with the steam meter readings have proved that the GEM traps save energy and operate well over a wide range of condensate loads”.

    “The fact that such a small device can obtain such important savings and provide a fast payback is really good news”, concluded Mr. Rizzinelli. “Thermal Energy International supported us throughout the project and we hope to continue this collaboration at other sites and with other projects”.

    Part of the international Portuguese company, Companhia Previdente, Italcables manufactures 3 and 7-wire strands for pre-stressed concrete and post-tensioned structures such as viaducts, bridges, dams, tunnel and foundations. From its two-production facilities, the company supplies customers throughout Europe and the Middle East.

    Instead of utilising a valve mechanism to close off steam for maximum energy and water conservation, the highly efficient GEM steam traps use the patented venturi orifice design to effectively drain condensate from the steam system. As the GEM steam traps have no moving parts to wedge open or fail, it provides the ultimate in reliability necessitating only minimal maintenance and requiring no spares, testing or monitoring equipment.

    Available in a wide range of sizes for a full cross section of applications, the hardwearing GEM steam traps are manufactured from corrosion resistant stainless steel and are guaranteed for 10 years, eliminating the need for repair or replacement. The GEM steam traps can provide a fast payback from reduced energy costs and increased equipment reliability. In addition they can improve product processing by enhancing process control of the cleaning system, and also reducing equipment repairs, downtime and replacement costs.

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  • ST. RICHARD’S HOSPITAL LAUNDRY ON COURSE TO SAVE OVER £14,000 A YEAR IN ENERGY COSTS FOLLOWING FITTING OF GEM STEAM TRAPS

    ST. RICHARD’S HOSPITAL LAUNDRY ON COURSE TO SAVE OVER £14,000 A YEAR IN ENERGY COSTS FOLLOWING FITTING OF GEM STEAM TRAPS

    St Richard’s Hospital, part of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, is making significant energy savings in its laundry department following the installation of Thermal Energy International’s GEM venturi orifice steam traps. The GEM traps are expected to save the hospital over £14,000 per annum in energy savings alone, as well as additional reductions in replacement traps and maintenance costs.

    St Richard’s Hospital has 430 beds and provides a full range of general acute services including maternity, outpatients, A&E and intensive care. The recently redeveloped laundry complex services the whole hospital handling a throughput of around 70,000 pieces per week. Steam is used as a primary source of energy throughout the laundry in the operation of a wide range of equipment including washers, ironers, collators and dryers.

    Conscious that the laundry’s mechanical steam traps were causing water vapour losses through evaporation from the hot well as well as poor condensate return, Richard Harris, Head of Engineering and Estates Standards, decided to investigate the GEM venturi designed steam traps.

    “We considered chemical treatment, but decided to also explore the GEM traps as we were also finding that a significant proportion of the laundry’s steam traps were failing. As the GEM traps come with a 10 year guarantee we thought this might prove the solution”, said Richard Harris.

    Thermal Energy International carried out a survey of the laundry’s steam traps using an infrared thermometer. This found that over 26% of the mechanical traps had failed partially open which was causing problems within the system. From these findings, Thermal Energy International was able to calculate that by replacing the mechanical traps with the GEM venturi design, St Richard’s Hospital would be able to save over £14,000 in energy and maintenance per annum alone, providing a short-term payback of less than 2 years.

    “Over a ten year period the hospital has the potential to save £155,000 on gas alone based on present costs”, said Richard Harris. “In addition, as the GEM traps do not fail, we will save money on downtime and replacement costs. A further added bonus is that the traps only have to be cleaned once a year.”

    The GEM traps are also helping the hospital reduce its carbon emissions in line with the Trust’s Carbon Management Plan, which commits the Trust to reducing its CO2 emissions by 16% between 2010 and 2013 and to making energy savings of £844,000 over the same three-year period. Under the Government’s CRC Carbon Reduction Scheme, large energy users, such as hospitals, will this year start to buy allowances for each tonne of carbon dioxide at a rate of £12 per tonne per annum. As a consequence, participants successful in reducing energy consumption will not only save money on energy bills, but will also need to purchase fewer allowances.

    Instead of utilising a valve mechanism to close off steam, the highly efficient GEM steam traps use the venturi orifice design to effectively drain condensate from the steam system. As the GEM steam traps have no moving parts to wedge open or fail, they provide the ultimate in reliability, necessitating only minimal maintenance and requiring no spares, testing or monitoring equipment.

    Available in a wide range of sizes for a full cross section of applications, the hardwearing GEM steam traps are manufactured from corrosion resistant stainless steel and are guaranteed for 10 years, obviating the need for repair or replacement. The GEM steam traps provide a fast payback - on some processes within a matter of days - from reduced energy costs and increased equipment reliability due to a reduction in damaging steam within the condensate system. In addition they improve product processing by enhancing the quality of steam which in turn reduces equipment repairs, downtime and replacement costs.

    www.thermalenergy.com

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