Components for Thermal Modules
A thermal module (TM), which can also be called a heat recovery unit, is the core element of the whole system. It performs the main work in recovering thermal energy generated by electric power generators, which is later combined with the energy used by other thermal modules at a gathering station and sent directly to a heat consumer. Such an algorithm is called HRS or a heat recovery system. If a heat recovery system is combined with the generator cooling systems, it is possible to obtain a complete closed thermal and mechanical system of a facility.
The thermal module increases significantly the overall efficiency of the fuel used in a generator. With a successful scheme of the system, the efficiency can reach up to 85– 90%. Since the main task of TM is the efficient and cost saving use of thermal energy, the application of heat recovery systems can be considered a full-fledged energy saving technology.