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Industrial Air Heating


Leather: Auto Sprayers


270 m2 Solar Air Heater for Auto sprayer @ Calico Impex, Kanpur


Project Overview

  • Among many process machineries in a leather factory, auto sprayer dryers consume a large quantity of fossil fuel-based steam / thermal oil to produce hot air for drying leather moving in a conveyor.
  • UNIDO, Vienna under a project for clean leather processing in Kanpur, has selected SUN BEST’s solar air heating technology for Calico Leather Company, Kanpur, as a model project with a partial fund support to reduce coal consumption.
  • An auto sprayer has two sections with a conveyer. In the first section, paint is sprayed on the leather placed on a conveyer. The second section has five compartment dryers.
  • Each compartment has steam coils on both sides and its top side is fitted with an axial fan, which blows air over the steam coil creating hot air to pass over the leather, moving in the conveyer leading to drying of paint.

SUN BEST Solution

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  • A detailed energy audit was done to assess the energy flow with steam consumption in each compartment and total demand.
  • Based on the total demand, a solar air collector of area 270m2 which could give an average energy delivery of 100–120 kWh was designed and installed.
  • The solar hot air outlet is connected to an inlet of a 3.75 kW centrifugal blower through an insulated metal duct which distributes the hot air at top locations in the autospray dryer.
  • The system generated a maximum hot air temperature of 970C

Benefits

  • On a sunny day, the solar air heater saves around 1,500 to 1,600 kg of steam (or)
  • 300 kg of coal saved thereby reducing the load on the conventional fuel
  • Helps offset approximately 3242 tonnes of CO2 in 15 years and thereafter. The steam consumption reduction is proved using a steam flowmeter fitted before the steam entry.

Client Testimonial:


Dr. Palaniappan

Blockquote The solar hot air solution of M/S SUNBEST to auto sprayer in Calico leather factory, Kanpur sponsored by UNIDO has demonstrated the concept of clean technology to leather industry Blockquote

M. Viswanathan
National Project Coordinator - UNIDO Kanpur Leather Development Project


Automobile: Paint Shop Drying



270 m2 Solar Air Heater for Paint Shop dryer @ TVS Motors

Project Overview

  • TVS Motor, Hosur in their factory uses a green field paint shop to dry the manufacturing components.
  • A LPG burner is used to heat this air to a temperature of 180 deg C.
  • To reduce LPG consumption, a 270 m2 solar air preheater for hot air generation is installed on the roof of the factory.


SUN BEST Solution

SUN BEST solution
  • The solar panel is formed of 45 m2 X 6 solar modular units.
  • This panel is installed on the roof of the admin building.
  • The fresh air is pre heated by solar collector to a maximum of 100℃.
  • Insulated metal duct draws the solar heated air through a blower with necessary Controls and delivers it to the inlet points of the required regions.


Benefits

  • On a sunny day, the solar air heater saves around 64 kg of LPG
  • Helps offset approximately 744 tonnes of CO2 in 15 years and thereafter.



Other Solar air heating project for Paint shop:

TI Cycles, Chennai
Collector area
Fuel saved:
CO2 emission reduction in 15 years
297 m2
56 litre of SKO/day
673 tonnes
TAFE
Collector area
Fuel saved:
CO2 emission reduction in 15 years
135 m2
32 litre of Furnace Oil
384 tonnes
L&T Pondicherry
Collector area
Fuel saved:
CO2 emission reduction in 15 years
135 m2
38 litre of Furnace Oil
456 tonnes


Other Solar air heating project for Paint shop:

TI Cycles, Chennai
  • Collector area: 297 m2
  • Fuel saved: 56 litre of SKO/day
  • CO2 emission reduction in 15 years: 673 tonnes

TAFE
  • Collector area: 135 m2
  • Fuel saved: 32 litre of Furnace Oil
  • CO2 emission reduction in 15 years: 348 tonnes

L&T Pondicherry
  • Collector area: 135 m2
  • Fuel saved: 38 litre of Furnace Oil
  • CO2 emission reduction in 15 years: 456 tonnes




Rubber/Latex: Tumble Dryers



113 m2 Solar Air Heater for Tumble dryer @ HLL Lifecare

Project Overview

  • M/s. HLL Lifecare Limited is manufacturing condom at its factory Peroorkada in Trivandrum.
  • The factory uses latex rubber as raw material and produces around 900 million pieces of condom
  • The factory uses 3 Tumble driers where the hot air is generated using heat exchange of air through steam coil consuming 210 kg of stream per hour.


Sun Best Solution


  • A 113 m2 solar air heater is installed to reduce the steam consumption in the tumble dryers.
  • The solar panel is formed by 55.5m2 X 2 solar modular units on the factory’s rooftop
  • The fresh air is pre heated by solar collector to a maximum of 100 Deg C.
  • Insulated metal duct draws the solar heated air through a blower with necessary Controls and deliver it to the inlet points of the required regions.



Benefits

  • On a sunny day, the solar air heater saves around 72 kg of FO consumption
  • Helps offset approximately 836 tonnes of CO2 in 15 years and thereafter.



Other Solar air heating project for Latex rubber tumble drying

TTK LIG, Chennai
Collector area
Fuel saved:
CO2 emission reduction in 15 years
55.5 m2
12000 units of electricity/year
77 tonnes
TTK LIG, Virdhunagar
Collector area
Fuel saved:
CO2 emission reduction in 15 years
293 m2
144000 units of electricity/year
925 tonnes
TTK LIG Pondicherry
Collector area
Fuel saved:
CO2 emission reduction in 15 years
226 m2
105000 units of electricity/year
674 tonnes


Other Solar air heating project for Paint shop:

TI Cycles, Chennai
  • Collector area: 55.5 m2
  • Fuel saved: 12000 units of electricity/year
  • CO2 emission reduction in 15 years: 77 tonnes

TAFE
  • Collector area: 293 m2
  • Fuel saved: 144000 units of electricity/year
  • CO2 emission reduction in 15 years: 925 tonnes

L&T Pondicherry
  • Collector area: 226 m2
  • Fuel saved: 105000 units of electricity/year
  • CO2 emission reduction in 15 years: 647 tonnes





TEA DRYING




264 m2 Solar Air Heater for Tea Drying @ Golden Hills Tea Factory

Project Overview

  • Coal, firewood, briquettes or diesel are the fuel used for generating hot air of temperature 110 deg C for orthodox and 150 deg C for CTC tea.
  • Due to the large quantity of fuel requirement leads to large carbon emission.
  • The fuel is burnt in a hot air generator oven. By indirect method the burning fuel produce hot air. This hot air is blown through a conventional drier or Fluid bed drier to produce black tea of moisture content around 2.5%.
  • The factory produces annually around 4 -5 Lakhs kg of tea.

SUN BEST Solution



  • SUN BEST has installed a 212 sq.m solar collector in 1992 and an additional collector 52 sq.m in 2010 at the Golden Hills Tea factory
  • A 212 m2 solar air heating system consists of 4 numbers of 53m2 sections with air overflow system. Glazing by 4mm tempered glass, 20 degree tilt angle, black paint metals absorber is used.
  • The hot air was pumped to the coal operated hot air generator at the inlet point using a blower.
  • Solar air heating in the oven leads to a reduction of 25 to 40% fuel for 8 -9 months/year. The system works for 230 – 250 days/annum.


Benefits

  • Typically the system is operated for 1545 hours per annum, saving 71 tones of lignite coal leading to annual CO2 reduction of 121 tonnes.




DAL DRYING




230 m2 Solar Air Heater for Dal drying

Project Overview

  • India is a major pulse producing country and accounts for 1/4th of worlds pulse production. Around 14 to 15 million tones of pulses are produced in India. Urad dal is a common ingredient in Indian breakfast food.
  • A.M.R. Rathinasabapathy & Bros is located in Theni, Tamilnadu. Here Urad Dal and Toor dal is processed at the rate of around 20 tonnes per day. During the course of processing, the oiled dal is dried at a temperature of around 60-75℃ using diesel hot air generator.



Sun Best Solution



  • SUN BEST has installed a 230 m2 Solar Air Heater to reduce the diesel consumption
  • The solar panel is formed of 57.5 m2 X 4 solar modular units.
  • This panel is installed on the open terrace of the factory.
  • The fresh air is pre-heated by solar collectors to a maximum of 80 -90 Deg C.
  • Insulated metal duct draws the solar heated air through a blower with necessary controls and deliver it to the inlet points of the required regions.
  • On rainy days and night time usage the company uses the conventional fuel. Using automatic controls, the unit operators could switch from solar heating to conventional heating by using a single switch.


Benefits

  • On a sunny day, the solar air heater saves around 80 litres of diesel
  • Helps offset approximately 961 tonnes of CO2 in 15 years and thereafter.