Elstein Energy Saving Series

Elstein Energy Saving Series

Energy

Each year approximately 500,000 ceramic IR heaters are commissioned that could but do not have energy-saving features (they are without insulation). An additional 500,000 non-ceramic IR heaters could be potentially energy efficient.

Assuming each heating element runs on an average of 400 watts, this means an energy consumption of 400,000 kW or 400,000 kWh. With an average running time of only 8 hours per day and 280 days per year, yearly energy consumption amounts to 896,000 MWh or 896 GWh.

Environment

If a coal plant, for example, produces this energy, 1,152 tons of CO2 are emitted each day.

The goal, of course, is to reduce this figure.

Elstein-Werk's energy-efficient products help cut energy consumption and therefore CO2 emissions.

They produce no light and transform into heat 100% of the electrical energy that is fed to them.

A heating system equipped with a conventional IR heater is approximately 60% efficient. Systems equipped with heaters from the energy saving series have an increased efficiency of 15–20%.

With energy savings of 15%, for example, the daily emission of 1,152 tons of CO2 mentioned above can be reduced by 172.8 tons of CO2 a day.

This yearly reduction of CO2 equals the emissions of 2,100 mid-range vehicles or enough to fill 4 football fields.

Elstein-Werk products can therefore, on the basis of their energy efficiency and biocompatibility, make a sustainable contribution to environmental protection.

Costs

Saving energy also means saving money.

An example of a heating panel that illustrates this point is the 1.0 m x 1.5 m Elstein BSH.

The heating panel contains a total of 96 ceramic heaters of conventional build (without insulation).

The 96 ceramic heaters provide a total output of 38.4 kW (individual output = 400 W) and the heating panel is operated 8 hours a day and 280 days a year. The price of industrial energy is EUR 0.12 per kWh on average.

The yearly cost of energy thus amounts to EUR 10,321.92. If the heating elements in this heating panel are exchanged for modern ceramic heaters such as the Elstein HTS, savings of at least EUR 1,000 (15% ./. additional charge for heaters) can be achieved for the year of conversion.

This savings factor should be taken into consideration when pursuing efforts to lower operating costs because return on investment (ROI) is achieved in the very first year.

Products of the Elstein Energy Saving Series