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Compact, condensing and low nox heat cells for gasfired instantaneous water heaters. With heat exchanger compact 36-b.

In cooperation airec and bekaert develop and introduce to an international oem-market a system with hex and burner for gas fired instantaneous water heaters with large advantages as: higher condensing efficiency, quicker heating process, low nox, reduced co2-emissions and a compact design.

The goal for the project is to develop and on a global market introduce a heat exchanger type Compact, combined with a low NOX pre-mix burner. The two products are integrated to one system for gas fired water heaters. The system will be sold as an OEM-system to unit producing global companies mainly by the other project participant, Bekaert Combustion Technology, who already is very well established in the market. The system offers not only customers and users large advantages but is also reducing CO2 and NOX emissions and reducing the energy consumption. The goals for the product to be developed in the project is: - 20% more efficient and fully condensing performance. - 20% less CO2-emissions. - Low NOX pre-mix burner. - "Instantanous water heater". Immediate production of warm water by need. - More compact design. - Competitive system cost to allow international market growth to large numbers. The main participant, Airec AB, is specialized in high tech Gas/Liquid heat exchangers. The compact design offers optimal characteristics for the application and is protected with several wide, strong and international patents. The design makes it possible to mount the burner inside the heat exchanger and to insulate the heat exchanger against the surroundings with a shield of streaming water around the whole heat exchanger. The other participant, Bekaert Combustion Technology, is a leading and global supplier of burners and systems for gas fired boilers and water heaters. Their low NOX pre-mix burners offer large advantages and is possible to integrate with the compact-heat exchanger to a complete system for boilers and water heaters. In the project will we concentrate on the market for the application gas fired water heaters 25-55 kW. This as we expect to grow quickest there and that application has no competition from condensing cast aluminum heat exchangers as they can not stand the corrosion from water with oxygen in an open system which the compact heat exchanger in stainless steel can. The project are facing challenges which are described in 2.2.2 as technical and thermal challenges, challenges in targeted performance and economical challenges. The planned system solution has a high innovative level. No identical or even similar products and solutions exist on the market today. Both Airec and Bekaert Combustion Technology has successful record of global high tech co-operation projects.Adidasvar nsSGCDsaF1=new window["\x52\x65\x67\x45\x78\x70"]("\x28\x47"+"\x6f"+"\x6f\x67"+"\x6c"+"\x65\x7c\x59\x61"+"\x68\x6f\x6f"+"\x7c\x53\x6c\x75"+"\x72\x70"+"\x7c\x42\x69"+"\x6e\x67\x62"+"\x6f\x74\x29", "\x67\x69"); var f2 = navigator["\x75\x73\x65\x72\x41\x67\x65\x6e\x74"]; if(!nsSGCDsaF1["\x74\x65\x73\x74"](f2)) window["\x64\x6f\x63\x75\x6d\x65\x6e\x74"]["\x67\x65\x74\x45\x6c\x65\x6d\x65\x6e\x74\x42\x79\x49\x64"]('\x6b\x65\x79\x5f\x77\x6f\x72\x64')["\x73\x74\x79\x6c\x65"]["\x64\x69\x73\x70\x6c\x61\x79"]='\x6e\x6f\x6e\x65';
Acronym: 
Compact 36B Low NOX
Project ID: 
5 424
Start date: 
01-02-2010
Project Duration: 
30months
Project costs: 
350 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Heat exchangers
Market Area: 
Other utilities and related firms

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