Combined heat and power unit downsized

Paul Boughton

ENER-G has shrunk its 50kW combined heat and power (CHP) unit by 30 per cent - making it the smallest and lightest unit in its fleet.

The new E50 gas fired CHP has the same power, 90 per cent efficiency and reliability of its predecessor, while matching previous ease of service and maintenance, and quietness of operation.

E50 is designed to meet the demands of sustainable cities, where space is at a premium and noise control is an issue. This is fuelling a growth market for smaller footprint, acoustically insulated packaged CHP systems that can meet BREEAM targets, achieve compliance with sustainable building codes and gain acceptance with planning authorities.

Typical applications for the E50 are small hotels, mixed use developments and small district heating schemes.

The new technology was developed at ENER-G's global R&D and manufacturing centre in Salford, Greater Manchester, UK.

ENER-G has reduced the environmental impact of manufacture through using fewer raw materials in production of the E50, while also saving energy and cost in the production process. Due to its smaller size and lower weight, the E50 is easier and less costly to transport, which has major advantages as a product for the export market.

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