EcoFire®

Das Ipsen- ECOFIRE -System steigert den Wirkungsgrad von Industrieofenanlagen durch intelligente Hard- und Software und schont dadurch nachhaltig Geldbeutel und Umwelt.

The Ipsen EcoFire system is an intelligent hardware and software solution, which allows the gas-fired heating system already installed in your furnace to burn protective gas.

Normally, the protective gas used in a furnace must be burnt off safely. But not with the EcoFire system. Here, the protective gas needed in atmospheric heat treatment furnaces is also used for the gas-fired heating system. This allows the energy content of the protective gas to be available for the heating system. It can also be used to heat the halls in winter, saving you money and protecting the environment all at the same time!

That’s not all ...

With EcoFire, you can use the energy content of the otherwise useless burnt protective gas, increasing plant efficiency.

IPSEN sorgt für eine positive Energiebilanz von Industrieofenanlage

Despite increasing energy prices and increasingly intensive discussions on CO2 emissions and climate change, substantial amounts of residual energy are released into the atmosphere unused. However, this does not need to be the case! There is now an effective means to eliminate this practice, and it’s know as Ipsen's EcoFire system.

Effective in the Details – How EcoFire Works:

If the atmosphere of the heat treatment furnace is sufficiently conditioned, the combustion of the exhaust gas is stopped with a suitable closing device. The removal of the surplus protective gas takes place via a specially developed gas pumping plant.

The Ipsen Recon III EcoFire burner is a highly effective recuperator burner, which can be used with natural and protective gas.

The number of Ipsen Recon III EcoFire burners needed in a furnace depends on the amount of protective gas, according to the size of the furnace. If the furnace is not provided with the required amount or quality of protective gas, all burners can operate on natural gas. If protective gas is available, the Ipsen Recon III EcoFire burner will automatically switch to using protective gas.

Das Ipsen- ECOFIRE -System kann mit allen neuen gasbeheizten Atmosphären-Kammeröfen und kontinuierlichen Atmosphärenanlagen optional mitgeliefert werden

Generally, the amount of protective gas available for use is always less than the amount of heat that is necessary to compensate for the heat losses of the furnace, which results in sustainable use of the protective gas burner and, therefore, the greatest possible use of the EcoFire system. 

Keep Your energy for Something Useful:

With EcoFire, everything is included to get you started straight away with more efficient energy use...

Scope of delivery of EcoFire for new plants:

  • A device to stop the exhaust gas combustion of the furnace.
  • A gas pumping system that includes a gas-cooling device to move the protective gas from the furnace to the Ipsen Recon III EcoFire protective gas burner.
  • A number of Ipsen Recon III EcoFire protective gas burners (according to the size of the furnace), instead of the otherwise installed pure natural gas variation.
  • Ipsen EcoFire software packet for the optimal management of your protective gas-burning system
  • Commissioning of the system as part of the plant commissioning.

For plant conversions:

  • A device to stop the exhaust gas combustion of the furnace.
  • A gas pumping system that includes a gas-cooling device to move the protective gas from the furnace to the Ipsen Recon III EcoFire protective gas burner.
  • Conversion kit for converting a number of natural gas burners to Ipsen Recon III EcoFire protective gas burners burners (according to the size of the furnace). Conversion of Recon III burners is possible. Cost may vary depending on the age of the plant and the burner and/ or plant management.
  • Ipsen EcoFire software packet for the optimal management of your protective gas-burning system.
  • Installation of a system including electric and mechanical work, as well as software updates and commissioning by our service technicians.