New waste-heat refrigeration unit cuts flaring, reduces pollution

Benjamin Brant, Sabine Brueske Planetec Utility Services Co. Inc. Evergreen, Colo. Donald Erickson, Riyaz Papar Energy Concepts Co. Annapolis, Md. The Whaarp consists of a central ammonia-absorption refrigeration skid, a remote waste-heat site, and a future remote intermediate-temperature refrigeration site. Shown here is the absorption-refrigeration skid containing the low-temperature components (Fig. 1 [15,861 bytes]). Planetec Utility Services Co. Inc. and Energy Concepts Co. (ECC), with the help of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), developed and commissioned a unique waste-heat powered LPG recovery plant in August 1997 at the 30,000 ...

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