Electric steam and hot water boilers for industrial applications

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Protecting resources, reducing CO2 emissions and relying more on climate-responsible technology are also goals that determine processes in industry and ensure the continued existence of projects. Optimally, ecologically necessary and relevant steps also pay off economically. Viessmann offers future-oriented system solutions based on electricity for this – also for industrial/commercial boiler systems.

The increasing importance of environmental awareness in industrial processes

In 2015, an agreement was reached in the course of the Paris Climate Conference, in which 195 countries participated. The fundamental goal is to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius. To achieve this goal, the global economy must change in an environmentally responsible way. For this in turn to succeed, it is necessary that every sector participates. All private and public investments must support the realisation of the climate goals.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy emphasises that there must be fundamental changes to the energy supply in Germany. For this to happen, we need to move away from nuclear and fossil fuels towards renewables.

Thus, it is also essential for industrial applications to adopt renewable energies, reduce the use of fossil fuels and, above all, reduce CO2 emissions. One possibility is to use power-to-heat to your own advantage.

Using surplus electricity to generate steam and heat

Wind and solar energy are increasingly being integrated into the electricity grid. But that means there are production peaks, i.e. there is surplus electricity at certain times. These peaks should be used in an ecologically as well as economically sensible way. With power-to-heat, this power can contribute to heat and steam generation in industrial applications, among other things. The power-to-heat process is becoming increasingly important as a hybrid energy storage system in the energy transition. But not only is surplus electricity used, fossil fuels are also saved and CO2 emissions are reduced.

With Viessmann, you will have a reliable partner in this area at your side too. For industrial applications, we offer electric and hybrid boilers in standard output ranges as well as boilers that can be customised for projects.  

Power use – how is the technical implementation carried out?

The electric and hybrid boilers use surplus electricity to generate saturated steam or heat. This is done via flanged radiators arranged in the boiler, which are designed as cartridge heaters and are attached to the boiler via connectors. The cartridge heaters are notable for their high resistance to corrosion and mechanical stress. In addition, different immersion lengths in the boiler of up to 4.5  metres are possible, depending on requirements. This results in the optimal utilisation of electricity for steam and heat generation.

Benefits of electrical generation

In addition to reducing CO2 emissions and the amount of fossil fuels used, there are other benefits for electric steam and hot water boilers. Among other things, this also means cost savings, as fewer emissions levies have to be paid. In addition, less fuel needs to be purchased and stored. In fact, fully electric boilers eliminate this completely. Furthermore, the cartridge heaters make it easier to keep the boilers warm in standby mode. This reduces the overall burner cycle and helps minimise wear.

Both the hybrid and the fully electric boilers also use cheap electricity. This can be night tariff power or surplus self-generated power. Running costs can be reduced in both cases. Both versions score points with their high efficiency and wide normal range. Further details and more information can be found on the hybrid boiler and fully electric boiler pages.

Product range

Viessmann's comprehensive range of electric steam and hot water boilers for industrial applications includes hybrid boilers as well as fully electric boilers. The range also includes everything required for an energy system, such as perfectly matching system technology for instrumentation and control, pressure maintaining systems, pumps, valves, heat recovery systems and chimneys.