Why on earth focusing on green
- when everything in good business
basically is to get a large profit
on short and long terms ?
Well, actually there
are obvious and substantial economical
advantages in environmental process heating
based on the three green key elements :
Low Total Costs
Low Total Cost
is of course a most obvious and important feature to good
economy. But it must be considered as
total ife-cycle cost, also known as LCC and that
males things much more difficult. The total
cost for the product / solution in question is not only the purchase price,
but also the accumulated long-term costs during operation and maintenance,
indirect costs due to down-time in production and the investment
spread out to the total service life of the product. Things are
related - low LCC is not only good economy for the user, it also offers a
substantial environmental feature by minimising both pollution and
energy consumption related not only to the operation, but also to the disposal and replacement of material that
has been produced in other expensive energy consuming processes.
In other words - "cheap buy can be very expensive".
High Efficiency gives low energy and fuel consumption.
But efficiencies must not be considered in the moments of operation
only, but instead during a longer period involving hot stand-by,
low loads and start-up from - and shot-down to - cold
condition. In other words, also considering the energy
consumption during idle and during a certain
period of days/weeks/months, for instance with numerous starts, stops and
stand-by. High efficiency of course also
leads to low CO2 and NOx emissions (even though the efficiencies on AB&Co
solutions are general
very high, special features with even higher efficiencies can be obtained
by customising the design with additional heat recovery
features and ultra-high efficient parts and details).
means low CO2, low NOx and low production
of soot and other controversial particles - leading to clean flue gas.
Today electricity is often a very price attractive environmental
alternative with no emission whatsoever (solar, wind, hydro,
nuclear). Focus on low emission enhances the
important 'green profile', - but it also saves costs being ahead
of the future's unavoidable environmental demands (eventually
laws will sooner or later regulate this anyhow).