A CHP installation for Capsugel

Client – Capsugel
Address – Rijksweg, 11, 2880 Bornem, Belgium
Business Branch – Production Company
Technology – CHP
Fuel – Natural Gas
Electrical power output – 1200 kWe
Thermal power output
– 1258 kWth
Fuel input
– 2833 kW
Gas consumption
– 272 m³/h
Electrical efficiency
 42,4 %
Thermal efficiency
 44,4 %
Period Operational  April 2015

Capsugel, health care solutions

Capsugel is a global leader in delivering high-quality, innovative dosage forms and solutions to healthcare companies around the world. As the world’s leading provider of empty, two-piece hard capsules.

About the project

As a global player in its segment, Capsugel is always looking for improvements and increased efficiency. Efficient use of energy also fits into the overall strategy of the company. Upgrade Energy went through with Capsugel’s full energy efficiency program.

Cogeneration explained:

Cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) is the use of a heat energy or power station to simultaneously generate electricity and useful heat.

CHP system installed:

Capsugel factory has a high demand for electricity and one of the production processes requires considerable amounts of heat energy. Therefore the CHP application has a huge influence for energy saving.

Optimal use of the heat generated as a cogeneration unit by the heat recovery components, which are designed specifically to enhance our unit. Use of the heat is ensured at all times by the presence of an exhaust heat exchanger and a plate heat exchanger in the engine cooling circuit.

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