Viking Heat Engines’ technology platform generates high-temperature heat from low-temperature heat sources. By using a heavy-duty piston-type compressor developed by AVL Schrick, the HeatBooster allows for reliable and flexible operation, low capital and maintenance costs and rapid return on investment.
The HeatBooster offers unprecedented flexibility, adapting easily and quickly to fluctuations in the supply of heat.
This is how the HeatBooster technology works:
1. Low-temperature heat
The HeatBooster takes low-temperature heat from a heat source to generate high-temperature heat. The low-temperature heat is transferred to the HeatBooster via a heat exchanger (included in the HeatBooster package).
The HeatBooster is based on the CraftEngine technology platform, which operates on an organic rankine cycle (ORC). The ORC is similar to a steam engine process, but uses organic fluids instead of water. These fluids have lower boiling points and other positive attributes that make them more suitable for low-temperature operations.
3. High-temperature heat
The HeatBooster eliminates the need for energy-intensive gas and oil boilers by recycling low-temperature heat into industrial processes and produces high-temperature heat up to 160 °C. This makes it ideal for many industrial processes that require high-temperature heat, such as food, paper and automotive production.