Waste heat recovery systems for flue gas and exhaust air in the Ceramics industry
Do you need to reduce your energy consumption? Our experts determine your heat recovery opportunities and implement the best heat recovery system in your ceramics plant.
Reduce energy consumption
Solve Fouling issues
Your oven or kiln is losing energy via the stack or chimney
What is keeping you from recovering this waste heat?
You lack time to investigate possibilities to reduce your energy consumption.
Corrosive and fouling flue gases?
Flue gas from your kiln or oven is corrosive and fouled.
The business case?
The payback time of waste heat recovery systems must be less than 5 years.
HeatMatrix engineers and manufacturers heat exchangers to recover industrial heat and improve energy efficiency for Ceramics plants
Save energy on your thermal process
Recover waste heat - that is now lost - from flue gas or exhaust air
Your thermal process has waste heat recovery potential
Recover more heat from Ovens and Kilns
Recover more heat from the flue gas of your oven to preheat air for the drying chambers or to recycle more heat to the first section of your oven.
Heat recovery on Ovens and Kilns
Heat recovery on RTO and Incinerator
Regenerative Thermal Oxydisers are used to remove pollutants from gas streams from the oven. Additional heat recovered from the flue gas is used to heat up air to the dryer section.
How waste heat recovery systems work
Our heat recovery systems for Ceramics plants
Polymer Air Preheater
Stainless steel or Polymer Economiser
Warm up process water with waste heat from flue gases. The economiser is made corrosion resistant and is easy to maintain and to clean.
Technical Institute for the Ceramic Industry
Polymer Air PreHeating technology researched under the harsh conditions of a brick plant
Your path to lower CO2 emissions, energy consumption and costs
Heat Recovery Scan
Our heat recovery experts determine the most interesting opportunities for waste heat recovery for your ceramics factory. You receive an overview of options.
Heat Recovery Proposal
Turnkey Project Delivery
HeatMatrix will design, deliver and, upon request, install a complete heat recovery system in your ceramics plant. You don’t have to worry about the implementation.
How do I save energy in my ceramics plant?
Payback time of waste heat recovery in a Ceramics plant?
The pay-back time of waste heat recovery in a ceramics plant depends mainly on the usage pattern of the recovered heat. Simultaneous operation of the waste heat source (oven) or heat user (for example a dryer) impact the pay-back time. A typical pay-back time will be in the range of 3-5 years.
What causes fouling on my ceramics plant?
The flue gas contains a number of foulants: dust from the bricks and tiles, condensed acids, salt from the clay and soot coming from the combustion. The foulants are sticky and will block downstream equipment. The polymer heat exchangers have a low tendency of chemical bonding and a very smooth surface. Therefore there is a lower degree of fouling. An in-situ cleaning system is installed which cleans during operation.
Heat recovery has been tested before in the ceramics industry, but without success. Why does your system work?
The two challenges facing heat recovery in the ceramics industry are corrosion and fouling. For these challenging duties, we offer an innovative solution, based on polymer heat exchange technology. The solution is corrosion resistant, slows down the build-up of fouling and is easy to clean with a built-in cleaning system.
How do waste heat recovery systems of HeatMatrix solve corrosion problems?
Elements from the clay and fuel form acids in the flue gas, like HF and H2SO4. These acids will condense out when the flue gas temperature drops below - what is called - the Acid Dew Point. This condensation leads to corrosion of surface materials. Our polymer heat exchange technology allows flue gas to be cooled without having the risk of corrosion.
Heat Recovery Scan for your bricks or tiles plant
Our heat recovery experts help you determine the most interesting opportunities for waste heat recovery. You receive an overview of options.