For combined heat and power applications, efficiency is the focus. A traditional generator set will achieve on average a 50% efficiency rating, whereas combined heat and power generators can hit peak efficiency at nearer 75% (an alternator typically hits 90% or higher in efficiency).
STAMFORD® and AvK® industrial alternators are capable of working in a combined heat and power environment in order to achieve prime rating results.
There are a number of applications suitable for a combined heat and power environment and these include generators operating in colder climates, supermarket retailers, temperature monitoring applications, hospitals and bio gas among others.
Combined Heat and Power Prime Movers
- Gas turbines (inc. micro turbines)
- Steam turbine
- Fuel cells
- Stirling engines
- Reciprocating internal combustion engine
If you would like to learn more about the ways STAMFORD® and AvK® alternators can power your combined heat and gas application contact our applications team.