Boiler Economizers

We provide Boiler Economizer design as well as other waste heat recovery technologies and project development solutions that may provide a return on investment in less than 12 months. We also offer energy-saving technologies that include one or more of the following; absorption chillers, cogeneration, demand side management, energy master planning, trigeneration and energy conservation measures. 

Cogeneration Technologies, is based in Houston, Texas and provides the following power and energy project development services: 

  • Project Engineering Feasibility & Economic Analysis Studies
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction
  • Environmental Engineering & Permitting 
  • Project Funding & Financing Options; including Equity Investment, Debt Financing, Lease and Municipal Lease
  • Shared/Guaranteed Savings Program with No Capital Investment from Qualified Clients 
  • Project Commissioning 
  • 3rd Party Ownership and Project Development
  • Long-term Service Agreements
  • Operations & Maintenance 
  • Green Tag (Renewable Energy Credit, Carbon Dioxide Credits, Emission Reduction Credits) Brokerage Services; Application and Permitting

We provide Net Energy Metering project development services as well as "turnkey" products and services in the areas of "Renewable Energy Technologies" and in developing clean power/energy projects that will generate a "Renewable Energy Credit," Carbon Dioxide Credits and Emission Reduction Credits. Through our strategic partners, we offer "turnkey" power/energy project development products and services that may include; Absorption Chillers, Adsorption Chillers, Automated Demand Response, Biodiesel Refineries, Biofuel Refineries, Biomass Gasification, BioMethane, Canola Biodiesel, Coconut Biodiesel, Cogeneration, Concentrating Solar Power, Demand Response Programs, Demand Side Management, Energy Conservation Measures, Energy Master Planning, Engine Driven Chillers, Solar CHP, Solar Cogeneration, Rapeseed Biodiesel, Solar Electric Heat Pumps, Solar Electric Power Systems, Solar Heating and Cooling, Solar Trigeneration, Soy Biodiesel, and Trigeneration.

Unlike most companies, we are equipment supplier/vendor neutral. This means we help our clients select the best equipment for their specific application. This approach provides our customers with superior performance, decreased operating expenses and increased return on investment. 

What is a Boiler Economizer?

A boiler economizer is a device that reduces the overall fuel requirements a boiler requires which results in reduced fuel costs as well as fewer emissions – since the boiler now operates at a much higher efficiency. Boiler economizers recover the "waste heat" from the boiler’s hot stack gas from transfers this waste heat to the boiler’s feed-water. Because the boiler feed-water is now at a higher temperature that it would have been without a boiler economizer, the boiler does not need to provide as much additional heating to produce the steam requirements of a facility or process, thereby using less fuel and reducing the fuel expenses. Boiler economizers also help improve a boiler’s efficiency by extracting heat from the flue gases discharged from the final super-heater section of a radiant/reheat unit or the evaporative bank of a non-reheat boiler. Heat is transferred, again, back to the boiler feed-water, which enters at a much lower temperature than saturated steam. 

Boiler Economizers are a series of horizontal tubular elements and can be characterized as bare tube and extended surface types. The bare tube includes varying sizes which can be arranged to form hairpin or multi-loop elements. Tubing forming the heating surface is generally made from low-carbon steel. Because steel is subject to corrosion in the presence of even low concentrations of oxygen, water must be practically 100 percent oxygen free. In central stations and other large plants it is common to use desecrators for oxygen removal. 

Waste Heat Boilers

Waste heat boilers may be horizontal or vertical shell boilers or water tube boilers. They would be designed to suit individual applications ranging through gases from furnaces, incinerators, gas turbines and diesel exhausts. 

The prime requirement is that the waste gases must contain sufficient usable heat to produce steam or hot water at the condition required. Waste-heat boilers may be designed for either radiant or convective heat sources. 

In some cases, problems may arise due to the source of waste heat, and due consideration must be taken of this, with examples being plastic content in waste being burned in incinerators, carry-over from some type of furnaces causing strongly bonded deposits and carbon from heavy oil fired engines. 

Some may be dealt with by maintaining gas-exit temperatures at a predetermined level to prevent dew point being reached and others by soot blowing. Currently, there is a strong interest in small combined heat and power (CHP) stations, and these will normally incorporate a waste-heat boiler.