Booster Ejector Enhancement of Compressor Refrigeration Facilites Utilizing Industrial Process Waste Heat
Booster Ejector Enhancement of Compressor Refrigeration Utilizing Industrial Waste Heat.
Project was approved in May 2020 and kicked off in July. The project is in progress.
Gas Technology Institute has partnered with Wilson Engineering Technologies, Del Real Foods (one of the largest Mexican food processors in CA), and advanced chiller manufactures to develop and install a modular Booster Ejector Enhancement of Compressor Refrigeration Facilities (BEECR) system scalable to a wide range of industrial heat pumps. This project will develop and test a novel heat recovery system which is integrated with a booster ejector enhanced refrigeration system utilizing industrial process waste heat. The proposed solution recovers waste heat from the food processing plant and configures the existing chiller plant with an ejector. The project goal includes the design, manufacture, assemble, install, and testing of a pilot unit to achieve higher integrated performance and at least 10% energy savings over the conventional equipment as per the targeted metrics of the solicitation.
Assuming 30% penetration, estimated annual electricity savings of 92 million kWh, natural gas savings of 14 million therms and 126,000 metric tons CO2e.