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Valve specialist ARI-Armaturen has launched ARI-Encosys, a compact, low-maintenance, steam-to-water heat-exchange system that is suitable for a range of applications including process heating duties.

The system is designed to provide hot water instantaneously up to 2,100kW, whatever the load conditions.

Nick Davies, UK sales director at ARI-Armaturen, said: ‘The robust, stainless steel construction of Encosys is combined with precisely matched steam and temperature controls, which regulate at +/-1C under steady load conditions and provide swift response to large or sudden load changes.

‘Maintenance requirements are minimal and the system rarely requires a bi-annual insurance inspection due to the low volume of the heat exchanger compared with traditional shell and tube options.

‘By heating the secondary water and sub-cooling the condensate in the same plate heat exchanger, substantial energy savings can be achieved and cost of ownership is further reduced because energy efficiency means lower fuel bills and lower CO2 emissions,’ he added.

The system comes complete with a self-acting, TUV-approved, high-temperature cut-out valve to protect the unit from overheating and users from scalding.

In addition, Encosys has been designed without the need for a separate water-storage vessel, removing a potential breeding ground for Legionella or other harmful bacteria.

Encosys is suitable for various applications, including the generation of domestic hot water, low-temperature hot water, and process heating duties, such as hot-water hose down, heat recovery, and cleaning-in-place.

The system has a width of less than 800mm, making it ideal for small plant rooms.

It will easily fit through a single plant-room door: the largest unit occupies less than 3m2 and the smallest, less than 1.5m2.

All units are delivered fully assembled and tested ready for connection to the customer’s services with minimal installation time.

A range of options providing a complete system for any application is available, and ARI engineers are available to visit and assess customers’ requirements in order to recommend the best model for their specific application.

For more that 50 years ARI-Armaturen has been designing and manufacturing specialist valves used for isolating, securing, controlling and steam trapping across a wide range of industrial processes. Now firmly established in the UK, ARI products form a trusted part of the process line in chemical, petrochem, pharmaceutical, food processing, biofeeds, shipbuilding and building automation applications across the UK. ARI-Armaturen manufactures more than 10,000 products with more than 100,000 variants and most of our safety valves can be supplied on a next day basis. All designs undergo stringent in-house testing and the valves are renowned for their high operational safety and reliability based on leading-edge manufacturing technology. With an experienced team of process engineers based at our UK headquarters in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, ARI offers all the technical advice and assistance you need with delivery of technologically advanced products and solutions manufactured to international quality and safety standards.

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