Power Generation

  • Combined Heat and Power   ( 3 Articles ) 

    There are many exciting ways to use renewables to decrease your organizations expenses by increasing efficiency beyond your transportation needs. Using renewable fuels with combined heat and power (CHP), also known as green cogeneration, is an efficient, clean, and reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source.

    Green My Fleet is currently recommending the Vegawatt On-Site CHP solution designed to meet the thermal and electrical base loads of a variety of facilities. CHP can greatly increase the facility’s operational efficiency and decrease energy costs. At the same time, CHP reduces the emission of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global climate change.

     

    How The Vegawatt™ On-Site Cogeneration System Works

    Transforming Waste Vegetable Oil Into Electricity & Hot Water

    How it works: Vegawatt™ WVO Fuel Power System

    A Vegawatt™ system contains more than just power generation equipment. 
    It includes a turn-key waste vegetable oil (WVO) refinery, automatically transforming the darkest, nastiest used cooking oil into fuel appropriate for power generation.

    Located On-Site Outside

    The unit, which is about the size of a refrigerator, is placed outside the building the same way central air conditioning units often are. It hooks up through one electrical cable to the electric system. There is also a hot water feed and return system. Your hot water heater won’t have to work as hard now because the water has already been partially heated by the system.

    Easily Integrates Into Electrical Panel

    Our integrated industrial compression-ignition engine produces heat and hot water for use directly by the restaurant. Electrically, the system integrates into a restaurant in the same way as a solar electric panel, which makes local licensing and permitting easy. Thermally, the system provides energy to the restaurant to raise the temperature of water that will be used in the hot water system.

    Supplemental Power At Your Door

    The Vegawatt™ is a supplemental system. We tie into the existing electricity and hot water systems and provide additional energy. Any energy provided by the Vegawatt™ does not need to be purchased from the local electric or gas utilities.

    Produces 10% to 25% Of Your Power

    No, we can’t provide all the electricity and hot water needed to power a restaurant. Our goal is to capture the most energy possible from the oil that a foodservice location produces. Typically we produce 10% to 25% of the electricity needed by a restaurant.

    Ideal For 3-5 Deep Fryers

    We’ve sized the Vegawatt™ unit to maximize the return on investment for typical retail foodservice locations. If you have 3-5 deep fryers, this system is ideal for your location.

    Just Pour In Your Used Cooking Oil

    Used cooking oil from your restaurant is deposited into the Vegawatt™ in the same way your restaurant currently deposits your waste vegetable oil into your oil barrel or dumpster. Our units are adaptable to every procedure from tying into an automated oil change system to accommodating a 10-gallon stock pot.

    Automated 4-Stage Cleaning Process

    Your used cooking oil undergoes an automated 4-stage cleaning process. This patent pending process creates a very clean fuel while using no additional energy input.

    No, It’s Not Biodiesel

    We don’t make biodiesel. Biodiesel requires the use of caustic chemicals and fossil fuel products (generally methanol and lye) and produces a significant proportion of glycerol, a liquid byproduct that needs to be removed from the process.

    Our Vegawatt™ process:

    • requires no additional chemical feedstocks
    • produces no liquid byproducts
    • is non-flammable
    • is non-toxic.

    Contact us today for a free detailed analysis of your projected financial savings with a Vegawatt™ cogeneration power system.

     

  • Renewable Heat and Hot Water Solutions   ( 1 Articles ) 

    There are many exciting ways to use renewables to decrease your organizations expenses by increasing efficiency beyond your transportation needs.

    Using renewable fuels, like vegetable oil, for heating applications is now possible thanks to our relationship with King Built waste oil burners.

    The Revolutionary HPC-1 Burner

    What makes a KingBuilt.com multi-oil burner different? 

    KingBuilt.com is a company built on innovation, and it’s the HPC-1 combination waste oil and veggie oil burner that sets KingBuilt.com apart.  The unique features of our burner are not available anywhere else. 

    The HPC-1 Multi-Oil Combustion System has our exclusive patent pending HYDRONIC PRE-HEAT SYSTEM.  Our Multi-Oil Burner is designed to burn all forms of waste and virgin oils.  These oils can be either petroleum based or bio-based oils. Some examples of waste oils are: used engine oil, used transmission oil, used hydraulic oil, used gear oil, used cooking oil and grease, animal tallow – fat, glycerin from biodiesel etc… Some examples of virgin oils are: fuel oil #1, #2, #4 and #6, biodiesel, and vegetable oil from oil presses such as soy, canola, sunflower and camelina. These oils are thicker, and must be pre-heated before burning. All other multi-oil burners pre-heat the fuel with electric heaters. KingBuilt.com’s  HPC-1 combustion system preheats the oil with hot water, produced by the oil fire itself.

    This unique, patent pending design prevents “baking” the oil, maintains the fuel at a constant temperature, and virtually eliminates carbon and grit buildup inside the burner.  What does that mean to you? 

    • Low Maintenance
    • Less Down Time
    • More Reliable
    • Energy Efficient
    • comfort in a safe product
    • Consistent, Dependable Heat

    KingBuilt.com, Inc.’s HPC-1 eliminates overhauling, cleaning and maintenance problems caused by electric heaters, as well as overall operating costs found in the competitor’s burners. The HPC-1 draws only 3.75 amps of electricity because the heat energy needed for preheating comes from the oil fire itself.  Competitor’s systems require as much as 4 times this amperage to heat the fuel with electric heaters—a process that creates carbon build-up, causing frequent burner maintenance. 

    Choose your multi-oil heating system from KingBuilt.com that offers:

    Safety—the safest multi-oil systems on the market
    Efficiency—lower operating costs 
    Savings—the system can pay for itself in as little as 1 year
    Low Maintenance—because of the unique hydronic pre-heat design
    Peace of Mind—and years of worry-free operation! 

    KBB Waste Oil / Multi-Oil Burner

    KBB Boiler packages are the most innovative boiler systems on the market today—perfect for commercial space heating and process heat energy.    

    The KBB boiler package is capable of utilizing a multitude of alternative fuels, such as waste engine oils, hydraulic fluid, virgin and used vegetable oils, and glycerin (by product of bio-diesel). Non-traditional fuels must be pre-heated for combustion. The exclusive HPC-1 burner system incorporated in all of our KBB systems pre-heats the fuel with hot water created by the system itself, unlike all other burner units available that heat the fuel electrically. This hydronic heating of the fuel eliminates all of the problems associated with the electric elements found on other units, including carbon and grit build up, nozzle clogging, high maintenance and high energy costs. As these burners sit idle between cycles, the element continues to heat the fuels.  This constant baking creates carbonization, which clogs the system and causes burner failure.  It is common for these systems to require an annual overhaul, which costs up to $800.00!  The HPC-1 completely eliminates these problems and costs!

    The boiler vessel itself is one of world’s finest boilers. Made in Germany, the “G” series Buderus Boiler vessels utilized in all KBB packages are designed for long life, maximum efficiency, and easy clean out. They are available in sizes from 150,000 BTU through 500,000 BTU input. The patented “no shock” system incorporated in all “G” series Buderus boilers eliminates the concerns of return water being too cold for the boiler. The hinged cast door can be easily and quickly opened for vessel clean out and inspection.

    Note: We offer seven different models ranging from 150,000 – 500,000 BTUs of our KBB Waste Oil Burner. Please contact us about the different models we have available.

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