Really easy energy recovery from your ironer vent!
Energy recovery of up to 300 kW/h*
‘Free’ energy for water heating
Designed for placement close to your ironer, no floorspace needed
Better plant performance without replacing existing equipment
Smooth integration into existing plant
No fuss maintenance
* Based on real customer experience
Enjoy big energy savings!
ENERGY RECOVERY FOR FLATWORK LAUNDRIES
Why it’s special!
High capacity to suit every laundry situation – treats up to 4000 m³/hr airflow
Can connect to as many as 4 ironers
Provides a hot water flow of up to 10m³/hr
Reclaims up to 300 kW/h from ‘waste’ exhaust
Clever heat exchanger does not foul with grease and dust, so keeping its performance high
Customized display shows operation and performance data
Completely pre-assembled and pre-tested for easier installation
High quality insulation means minimal heat loss
Stainless steel frame means long life span
More than 500 laundries like you are already saving every day with our proven technology
What is the AquaVent?
What it does
Positioned close to your ironer(s), the AquaVent draws in the vapour vent (exhaust) from your flatwork ironer(s) and recovers the energy (steam vapour) from the vent. This energy is immediately put to use by the AquaVent to heat water for your process. Installing an AquaEnergy System as well will generally allow you to make optimal use of the hot water provided by the AquaVent. The AquaVent can be connected to any type of ironer, or to multiple ironers, with a maximum airflow of 4000 m³/h. Depending on you situation, that could be up to 4 ironers. The AquaVent is plug-and-play, designed to make installation as easy as possible and to give you trouble-free energy recovery.
Your flatwork ironer uses a large amount of energy to evaporate water from your sheets or roller towels. The resulting water vapour can be seen as energy present in the ironer vent. The AquaVent can reclaim this energy, up to 300kW per hour, which it will immediately use to heat water for your process, yielding a water flow of as much as 10 m³/h. Energy savings of up to 10% on total laundry energy use have been recorded by customers using the AquaVent.
How it works
The heart of the AquaVent is its special heat exchanger. The water vapour in the ironer vent (exhaust) is effectively a significant store of energy, which traditionally ended up being vented to outside air. The AquaVent heat exchanger transforms the energy present in the vent into an energy source to heat water for your process. The high efficiency of the heat exchanger means that maximum energy is recovered from the ironer vent. Given that approximately 70% of the energy used in a laundry goes to ironing and drying functions, then energy recovery makes lots of sense. Recovering heat from your ironer vent generates cash savings for your laundry, by providing a flow of ‘free’ hot water for use in your process. Depending on how your ironer is used, this flow of water can be up to 15 m³/h. Installing an AquaEnergy System as well as an AquaVent provides flexibility as to when you can use this hot water. It also allows you to make multiple connections to your washer extractors or continuous tunnel washers for the hot water. Less ‘waste’ energy leaving your laundry, and indeed savings by putting the recovered energy to good use in your laundry process.
“Our purpose here at Ecolab is to make our world cleaner, safer and healthier – protecting people and vital ressources.”
Ecolab: Trusted Partner
Wientjens and our partner Ecolab have been collaborating fruitfully for many years. The AquaVent is another product to result from our co-operation, making maximum use of all our combined know-how of the processes in flatwork laundries. We are proud that the AquaVent is so well received by our customers, we strive to develop products together which cater to the real needs of textile laundries worldwide.