Poppi Clementino’s efforts to continuously improve its range has led to the development of the P-Rex© series, which stands out for the improved design of the contact surfaces as well as an increasingly meticulous choice of materials.
In today’s highly uncertain and critical energy market, optimising the energy sources that are already present on site is a strategic choice that can be delayed no longer. In particular, flue gases originating from ceramic kilns are an important resource that must not be wasted regardless of their level of contamination. This is why many ceramic companies around the world are opting for the solutions supplied by Poppi Clementino, especially the latest generation of P-Rex© Series heat exchangers.
The P-Rex© series plate-shaped heat exchangers were designed as an upgrade to the previous range of machines, which enjoyed considerable market success with dozens of units installed in the factories of leading world ceramic groups.
Poppi Clementino’s efforts to continuously improve its range has led to the development of the P-Rex© series, which stands out for the improved design of the contact surfaces as well as an increasingly meticulous choice of materials. This series of machines represents the new technological frontier of heat exchange as it can achieve lower flue gas temperatures at the heat exchanger exit and consequently recover a greater quantity of heat.
Latest-generation analysis software was used to study the paths and fluid-dynamic flows inside the heat exchanger, thereby determining the most critical areas for the exchange surfaces. Advanced modelling software allowed the machine’s internal design to be improved, achieving a level of thermal efficiency that is unmatched in the ceramic industry.
P-Rex© heat exchangers are an ideal solution for energy-saving systems, especially for recovering the heat potential of the flue gases produced inside the kiln during the ceramic firing process. This new series of heat exchangers is a key component of the latest high-performance systems designed by Poppi Clementino, but they can also be easily integrated into existing systems. To further improve its performance, P-Rex© can be used in conjunction with advanced energy recovery systems such as cogeneration plants and new technologies for pre-heating slurry upstream of spray dryers (EnerGX© technology).