CRAFTENGINE - waste heat turned into electricity at a low cost

  • Small-scale local power generation from renewable energy sources
  • Industrial piston engine design by AVL – low cost and high reliability
  • Conservative design – low maintenance and long lifetime
  • Cost-effective – competitive energy costs (typ. €4-14 cents/kWh)
  • Technology protected through several patents


THE CRAFTENGINE TECHNOLOGY

The CraftEngine™ technology has been developed in a close collaboration with AVL, one of the world's leading motor design companies, where Viking has provided the technology foundation and AVL has been responsible for the detailed technical expertise of the engine and engine systems design.


Through this collaboration, a comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable ORC technology platform has been developed, which is suitable for many applications in the field of renewable power generation, energy recovery and more.


For more information about the CraftEngine, visit Viking Heat Engine's website at www.vikingheatengines.com.



TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

(all parameters are approximate and subject to change)

Input temperature range:

80 – 215 °C (176 – 415 °F)

Output temperature range*:

20 – 90 °C (70 – 190 °F)

Engine type:

Reciprocating (piston engine) Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC)

Engine speed range:

750 – 1500 RPM

Electrical output power, CE10*:

2 – 10 kW

Electrical output power, CE40*:

10 – 45 kW

Electric conversion efficiency: 

88 - 90 % (generator and inverter combined)

Brake thermal efficiency*:

6 – 14 %

Electrical efficiency*:

5 – 12 %

Input heat power, CE10*: 

Input heat power, CE40*: 

30 - 150 kW  (102 000 - 512 000 BTU/hr)

120 - 600 kW (408 000 - 2 048 000 BTU/hr)

Output heat power*:

≈ Input heat power - Output power (electrical)

Maintenance interval (indicated):

Simple maintenance once a year, overhaul after five years

System dimensions (indicated):

750 x 1755 x 1922 mm  (CE10)
1855 x 4508 x 2200 mm  (CE40)

*depending on operating conditions


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