Ipsen 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 used for the gas-fired heating system. In this way, the energy content of the protective gas is available for the heating system. In addition, it can be used to heat the halls in winter – you save money and protect the environment at the same time!

That’s not all...

With EcoFire, not only can you use the energy content of the otherwise useless burnt protective gas, thus increasing plant efficiency, but you can also:

  • lower the cost of your natural gas consumption
  • lower the CO2 emissions of your company
  • IPSEN sorgt für eine positive Energiebilanz von Industrieofenanlagecreate the positive image for your company
  • improve the general working conditions in the plant.

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. This doesn’t need to be the case! There is now an effective means to eliminate this practice, and it’s called Ipsen EcoFire.

Effective in the Details – That's 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 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 necessary for compensating the heat losses of the furnace. This 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.

EcoFire's Scope of Delivery for ...

New Plants:

  • A device to stop the exhaust gas combustion of the furnace.
  • Gas pumping system 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.

Plant Conversions:

  • A device to stop the exhaust gas combustion of the furnace.
  • Gas pumping system includes a gas cooling device to move the protective gas from the furnace to the Ipsen Recon III EcoFire protective gas burner.
  • Conversion kit to convert 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, and 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 includes electric and mechanical work, as well as software updates and commissioning by our service technicians.