Combined Heat and Power

Published On: January 30, 2019

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.