Using steam power to generate energy
From a thermodynamic point of view, every steam power process used to generate energy is based on the same cyclic process. Water is evaporated under pressure, re-expanded in a turbine before the steam is condensed again. This cycle is known as Clausius Rankine process. The Organic Rankine Cycle is also based on this functional principle. The main difference is in the used working fluid, which is an organic fluid rather than water. Learn more about the ORC process and the technologies employed by GETEC.
Organic Rankine Cycle technology of GETEC
With the ORC technology, a method has established itself on the energy systems market that is extremely versatile and adaptable to almost any individual application. By using an ORC module, it is possible to consolidate energetic synergies as well as generate economic benefits (CHP compensation, EEG compensation).
The systems technology is considered solid and operationally reliable. As well, ORC systems are characterised by excellent partial load behaviour, thus further expanding their range of applications.
GETEC relies on this technology. For example, several ORC systems are currently being used in biomass cogeneration power plants. However, GETEC also operates reference projects in the field of industrial waste heat utilisation.
In the future, the research and development of ORC systems is expected to advance further and the efficiency of ORC modules will continue to improve.