Energy Industry

Major Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Energy Industry

As the new decades begins, the energy industry, especially the oil and gas area, is receiving incessant public criticism. Demand for energy is on a record high, but public opposition to fossil fuels gathers momentum every day. The so-called global energy transition is not helping matters either. For[..]
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District Cooling

District Energy: Highly Efficient Way to Heat and Cool Cities

District energy technology has come a long way. Cities across the globe are slowly accepting it as a reliable heating and cooling solution. District networks can be found in cities in parts of Europe such as Lithuania, Finland and Denmark. In North America, advanced district heating and cooling is w[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling, Thermal Energy Storage

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) uses for Power Augmentation

Managing cooling energy through Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis is an effective way to carry out power plants at the highest levels of efficiency. Old times, engineers relied merely on experience to develop the aerodynamic aspects of their designs. Later, they would resort to tunnels, but [..]
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District Cooling

District Cooling system advantages: its Superpowers

The Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 (DIES) sets the strategic direction of the Emirate towards securing sustainable energy supply and enhancing demand efficiency (power and water). A crucial part of the project constituted developing an Integrated Energy model based on a deep understanding of [..]
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Thermal Energy Storage

How to Choose the Correct Diffuser for Your TES Tank

Water Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is used to increase capacity and lower operating costs of direct energy systems. The technology relies on the natural stratification of water in a tank, withdrawing warm water from the top of the tank where it rises and cold returns to the bottom where it settles.
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District Cooling

Electric Heating and Cooling System: Waveform Distortion

Harmonic distortion is a sort of “pollution” in the electric supply that can cause problems if the voltage distribution caused by harmonic currents increases above certain limits.  The growing use of non-linear loads such as converters with power electronics and the on/off-switching effects in power[..]
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Thermal Energy Storage

Innovative TES Technologies for Every Application

The energy industry is always looking for ways to achieve greater efficiency and innovation. The fact is, although Thermal Energy Storage (TES) has been around for a while, it is still the most innovative solution on the market. Thermal Energy Storage allows us to store in tanks chilled water that w[..]
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Refrigeration

Ammonia refrigeration systems for Industrial Refrigeration

We frequently use ammonia refrigeration systems for very large cooling applications, such as Industrial Refrigeration. Chillers using ammonia are becoming commonplace in green buildings and may be a viable option for District Cooling systems. As refrigerant legislation continues to get tighter, enco[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Methods to improve efficiency of gas turbine power plant

Regardless of the important changes that the energy industry is going through these days, natural gas-fired power plants continue to be on the rise after many years. Gas turbine power plants are a popular choice for power production and manufacturing industries, as they offer lower costs, greater ef[..]
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Thermal Energy Storage

ARANER TES App for Thermal Energy Storage Design

Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tanks are a widely proven and efficient technology that allows the storage of chilled water produced during off-peak periods for its use during daily peak hours. A TES tank reduces the operational cost and the required capacity of cooling plants, increasing the efficienc[..]
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District Cooling

Environmental Consideration of Chillers for District Cooling Plants

District Cooling plants have become an increasingly popular option to provide cost-effective, efficient cooling to business districts and communities.
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Refrigeration

Water Chiller Plant: many options available

There are many options available for generating chilled water. Perhaps none does so more efficiently than the water-cooled chiller, an essential part of Industrial Refrigeration. A water-cooled chiller is designed specifically to remove heat from a cooling system and transfer that heat elsewhere. Wa[..]
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