Bosch presents Condition Monitoring basic for industrial boilers

Preemptive condition monitoring

  • Efficient combination of a combined heat and power unit with a 4-pass boiler cuts costs by up to 40 percent
  • Utilising waste heat potential with ORC technology
  • A glance into the future of system controls

Gunzenhausen/Frankfurt – At ISH Energy in Frankfurt, the world's leading trade fair for sanitary, heating and air conditioning technology, Bosch presents its new preemptive condition monitoring solution for large boiler plants. “Condition Monitoring basic” has a positive effect on consistently high system efficiency and availability of steam boilers, hot water boilers and heating boilers. It analyses and evaluates the system data and displays them in a transparent way using the traffic light model. The calculation algorithms also produce forecasts. Modes of operation which lead to inefficiency, increase wear or cause unplanned downtime can thus be identified at an early stage and avoided.

“Condition Monitoring basic” recognises, for example, unfavourable start-up conditions, emerging water and waste gas contamination or threatening corrosion. Moreover, maintenance reports are generated on request. High data transparency facilitates optimum boiler operation. The display of the boiler load profile over the course of time as well as the measurement and display of energy losses highlight optimisation opportunities.

A perfect match: CHP plant with a 4-pass boiler system
Another innovation presented by Bosch at ISH Energy is the conventionally fired 3-pass boiler with an additional integrated fourth smoke tube pass. This allows the very efficient combination of a combined heat and power unit with a large boiler; the flue gas from the CHP plant is used directly in the fourth pass of the steam boiler. This reduces the costs for the system operator by 20 to 40 percent compared to a separate waste heat boiler. Bosch can offer its customers all the components of this complete solution from a single source.

Utilising waste heat potential with ORC technology
At ISH Energy, Bosch furthermore showcases an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system. ORC solutions convert waste heat into electrical energy. They are suitable for all situations where large quantities of otherwise unusable waste heat are produced, e.g. in conjunction with a combined heat and power unit.

A glance into the future of system controls
An important issue for the future is the development of multifunctional system controls for large-scale systems. A prototype is exhibited by Bosch at ISH Energy. The new control unit permits to combine various products such as a boiler, combined heat and power unit and accumulator to form an efficient energy system linked by a single operating interface. It has been designed with a focus on energy monitoring: Energy flows and costs can be easily monitored and recorded. Standard web browsers provide access to the system from a standard PC, laptop, tablet PC or smartphone.

In addition to these new solutions, Bosch demonstrates its high system expertise and experience at ISH Energy inspired by the theme “Leaders in large thermal plants”. Bosch has accumulated extensive project know-how by supplying more than 110,000 systems for industrial, commercial, residential and public buildings as well as local and district heating suppliers worldwide. Bosch's modular systems extend from heat supply systems based on industrial boiler plants, large-scale solar energy systems and heat pumps to combined heat and power units and ORC systems for waste heat recovery. Bosch is a strong partner to its customers at every stage of the project, from planning and support to after-sales.

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Bosch Industriekessel GmbH, part of the Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH, has stood for innovation in industrial boiler technology for more than 145 years. Boiler systems for steam, hot water and heating, manufactured to customers' specification, provide efficient heating and process heat for all applications. Boiler house components, which are modular in design and perfectly coordinated, together with intelligent regulation and control technology, significantly simplify the planning, installation and commissioning of the complete system. Comprehensive service support from one source rounds off the innovative product portfolio.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

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