Thermal Energy Storage

Best thermal energy storage system with a stratified water tank

Thermal energy storage (TES) systems have become popular in recent years and have taken many forms over that time. Some forms need energy, others require chemicals, and yet others may entail both. We consider using a Thermal Energy Storage system when a divergence exists between the thermal energy s[..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

Meet the Expert: ARANER TIAC Specialist, Manuel Guerrero

Turbine Cooling is one of ARANER’s main areas of expertise, with ARANER having implemented projects throughout the world and particularly the Middle East, for big names like Saudi Aramco. Manuel Guerrero has been a Turbine Inlet Air Cooling (TIAC) Specialist with ARANER since 2014. To discover more [..]
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District Cooling

District Energy Efficiency: where and why use river or sea-water based cooling systems

Increasing popular in recent years as many nations try to find ways to meet growing cooling demands is District Cooling (DC), an efficient system featuring a centralized cooling plant which serves a group of buildings. DC owes the rise in its popularity to its proven ability to be as much as 50% mor[..]
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Thermal Energy Storage

Thermal Energy Storage: where it can make a difference and why

Thermal Storage Benefits Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is a technology whereby thermal energy is produced during off-peak hours and stored for use during peak demand. TES is most widely used to produce chilled water during those off-peak times to provide cooling when the need for both cooling and pow[..]
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Refrigeration

Heat Rejection: Which condensation technology is best?

During the refrigeration or industrial cooling cycle, heat is extracted from a cold system and thus needs to be rejected to a hot system. In order to achieve this, there are many heat rejection methods, and ARANER are specialists in the top 5 condensation technologies for heat rejection. First, the [..]
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District Cooling

District Cooling Energy System: All about the cooling process

District Cooling (DC) involves using a central chiller plant to cool water, which is then circulated to multiple buildings to provide cooling. District Energy systems have been around since ancient Rome and are prevalent in the Middle East, across Europe, and in Scandinavian countries. Particularly [..]
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

TIAC and Power Production in the Middle East

Growing Power Demands of the Middle East The power demands in the Middle East continue to grow exponentially as the population of the region grows. Other contributing factors to the ever-increasing power demands of the region include:
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Turbine Inlet Air Cooling

2019 Power Trends: Power Plants and Gas Turbines

  2019 is already halfway over, and with it, many trends in the Power Generation Industry seem to be underway. Natural gas-fired power plants continue to be on the rise with natural gas being readily available and reasonably priced in many areas of the world. Natural gas is expected to continue to h[..]
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Thermal Energy Storage

TES & District Heating: How to integrate heat pumps into your operation

Traditionally, the heating in homes and many commercial buildings has been provided by boilers burning fossil fuels. These methods were not only inefficient, but also have been responsible for the emission of substantial amounts of greenhouse gases. Many cities in Europe and throughout the world hav[..]
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District Cooling

Industrial Energy Efficiency: Productivity Benefits and Trend Solutions

We live in a world that is grappling with problems related to a perpetually increasing population. Oil and gas alongside many other industries are on the receiving end of the effects of the growing global energy demand. The mix of challenges is characterized by volatile prices, stringent regulations[..]
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District Cooling

Causes of Liquid Hammer in Piping Systems & the Best Control Strategies

  All pressurized piping systems inevitably experience transient effects, whether due to normal or emergency events. Specifically, rapid flow changes during transient events generate propagating pressure waves which have both positive and negative phases, also referred to as water hammer, or in a ge[..]
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District Cooling

6 Main Advantages of Using Seawater for District Cooling

Seawater has always been used as a practical resource for humankind in a wide extent. From the industries of fishing to medicine, it has then passed unavoidably through the energy field; electricity production or heat rejection are common practices in coastal industries. The latter mentioned applica[..]
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