Delafield and Steam
Since the 18th century steam has been applied to a variety of practical uses. At first it was applied to reciprocating pumps, but from the 1780’s rotation engines began to appear driving machinery and at the turn of the 19th century steam powered land and sea transport make it appearance.
However the presence of several phases between heat source and power delivery meant that is has always been difficult to obtain a power to weight ratio anywhere near that obtainable from internal combustion engines or electrical motors, which has given the steam has an out of date image, therefore there was no commercial incentive to invest in steam research and development. However it is important to note that power supplied to the electricity grid is predominantly generated using steam, so indirectly the world’s industry is still dependent on steam power.
When we take a good look at various industries we see the steam is still being used in a wide range of industries. Common applications for steam are for example steam heated processes in plants and factories but the uses of steam in industries extend far beyond this.
Typical industry applications that utilise steam:
- Continuous steam injection cooking
- Fruit and vegetable blanching
- Heating jacketed kettles
- In-line cooking
- Plant clean-up and sanitation
- Pasteurising & Sterilising
- Can topping
- Starch cooking
- Tallow heating
- Meat and poultry scalded
- Seafood cooking
- Corn Grain
- Cooking Sauces Soup
- Meat rendering
- Temperature control
- Water heating
Delafield’s Research and Development team recognised that in this modern age steam is still used as an energy source in many commercial and industrial processes and is usually produced with centuries old steam boiler technology, the company set out on a mission is to make the best use of our present and future energy sources and ensure that fuels and other primary energy sources get efficiently converted into services processes we need.
Our source of inspiration is the environment and the planet we live on, we treat earth, the environment, people and nature respectfully in everything we do. In this way Delafield is the leader in the field of sustainable energy innovation. We are continually searching for opportunities and solutions to make our energy resources more efficient and environmentally sustainable.
During the last 14 years, intensive research and prototype development and our fundamental and interdisciplinary approach to engineering Delafield has invented and develop a reliable and efficient heat exchange technology, an energy solutions based on realistic financial analyses. The new heat exchange technology is far superior in efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions to any steam or heat exchange technology on the current market.
The new heat exchange technology is a highly energy efficient and ultra low- emission Thermo-acoustic pulse detonation technology which incorporate a modular steam generator system. This ground-breaking technology is now at a phase where it can be widely introduced to the heat- exchange and boiler market.
This technology has great potential for a large number of industrial, commercial and residential applications.
The modular steam generator system offers the most advanced heat exchange technology developed to date, it has the capacity to increase the efficiency of a steam process, whilst decreasing energy consumption and pressure on the environment. This technology offers a sustainable and highly efficient heat exchange solutions that complies with the most stringent economic and environmental requirements.
A technology that will revolutionise the boiler and heat exchange market.
1. Initial model
The first commercial model the HRC-20 was released in 2008
2. Current model
The current model HRC-30 went into production in 2012
3. Future development
The development of larger capacity model is well advanced