Development and Demonstration of a Cost Effective, Packaged Approach to Industrial Gas Efficiency Using Organic Rankine Cycle Technology

Summary

SCH Number
2017028328
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Development and Demonstration of a Cost Effective, Packaged Approach to Industrial Gas Efficiency Using Organic Rankine Cycle Technology
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Project will demonstrate application of the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) to generate electricity using waste heat from industrial processes. The project will demonstrate recovery of low-grade waste heat available at 285 degrees F from industrial dryers at a fabric dyeing and finishing company in Rancho Dominguez, CA. An ORC process that can utilize medium or low temperature waste heat to directly produce electricity is applicable to a broad range of industrial operations. Some of the unique and innovative aspects of the technology being evaluated include: high efficiency working fluid; advanced turbine design that reduces irreversible losses; packaged solution that reduce installation costs and complexity; unique refrigerant management system to manage refrigerant charge (charge flexibility needed as operating temperatures vary); and, flexibility in heat exchangers both for evaporator and condenser, that allows coupling to a variety of industrial processes as well as heat rejection media.

Contact Information
Chuck Gentry
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-327-1528

Location

Counties
Los Angeles
Other Location Info
Rancho Dominguez

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Existing Facilities.
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