Industrial Waste Heat Recovery Solutions (WHR)

Industrial Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) is the process of recovering heat discharged as a byproduct of one process to provide heat needed by a second process*. So it is the capture and the use of energy contained in fluids or gasses that would otherwise be lost to a facility. In basic terms, waste heat can be interpreted as heat rejected, heat that has already been paid for and is now being rejected from a facility to the environment. This heat still contains a significant amount of energy and usefulness to the facility in terms of transferring heat to another process or as simple as comfort heat to the building space. Recovery and reuse of this heat has the potential for significant reduction of energy costs and improving the profitability and the environmental stewardship of any business. AMSEnergy has taken a systematic approach to defining and implementing waste heat recovery projects for industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities where these opportunities exist.

Industrial Waste Heat Recovery Applications


Combustion Air Preheating

Boiler Feedwater Preheating

Furnace Load Preheating

Generating Low or High Pressure Steam

Comfort Space Heating

Absorption / ADsorption Cooling

Process Water Preheating


Transfer to Liquid or Gaseous Process Streams

Power Generation (Mechanical)

Steam Rankin Cycle

Organic Rankin Cycle (ORC)

Kalina Cycle

Steam Generation for power generation, mechanical power, or process steam

Sources of Industrial Waste Heat


Air Compressors – liquid or air cooled


Cooling Towers


Furnaces, Ovens, or Kilns

Gas compressor Stations

Flare Gas


Hydraulic Units


Internal Combustion Engines

Engine Jackets

Steam Systems

Thermal Oxidizers

Turbines and Generators

Vacuum Pumps

If it is waste heat, it can be quantified

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