As a leading supplier of central heating and engine-cooling systems for the marine industry, Ulmatec Pyro has equipped more than 20,000 vessels globally with our eco-friendly, innovative and sustainable systems. Since 1951, we have combined our extensive experience and skills with attentive customer relations, resulting in vigorous growth and development.
From its base on the coast of western Norway, Ulmatec Pyro develops innovative, environmentally-friendly systems which ensure sustainable operations. All ships require heat energy for various functions on board. Working closely with our customers and to ensure vessels remain as energy efficient as possible, at Ulmatec Pyro, we tailor our flexible systems to each individual project.
Hot Water Central Heating System
The only way to cater for today’s increased focus on low emission and even zero emission vessels is to include a hot water central heating system and thus dramatically increase energy efficiency.
Waste Energy Recovery System
This is the easiest way to improve a vessel’s energy efficiency and thus probably has the shortest ROI on board. Ulmatec Pyro’s 70 years of experience has taken the Waste Energy Recovery System to a higher level. Where many focus on how much energy can be recovered, we focus on how much energy can be utilised and how an optimal distribution of the recovered energy can be ensured. The more on board consumers that can be added, the more energy efficient a vessel will be.
Naturally, the easiest way is to utilise the heat for other heat consumers on board, but for vessels operating in warm climates, the recovered heat can easily be used to produce electrical power or for cooling accommodation through an adsorption cooler. In recent years, more such technologies have entered the market and they are increasing in efficiency.
What makes Ulmatec Pyro’s solution so special compared to other systems?
Ulmatec Pyro’s system helps utilise as much surplus engine heat as possible by extracting it from the exhaust and cooling water, and then heating the water in the central heating system. This method combines the engine’s surplus energy into a seamless system with heat from the exhaust gas economizer and the HT-cooling water.
Optimally, the fuel-fired heater only functions as a back-up or for topping up and will very rarely be in operation, offering potentially huge savings in fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Ulmatec Pyro’s system extracts heat and balances energy between various consumers, such as the HVAC system, heating of bathrooms, cabins and living rooms, producing hot potable water, tank heating, preheating RO and heating water for the fresh-water generator and for the pool.
Surplus energy can also be stored in thermos tanks, which can be used as an energy source for heating the ship when it is docked or operating in battery mode, or in an adsorption cooler to generate cooling. Moreover, if the ship is operating in colder climes, the surplus energy can be used for anti-icing on decks, railings, stairs, etc.
All these functions would otherwise require additional fuel, burned in an engine, with associated carbon emissions.
In addition, Ulmatec Pyro’s system is intelligent and regulates itself automatically even if a vessel moves between temperature zones, such as the Arctic or the Tropics.
New technology requires flexible and future-oriented heat-recovery systems
With increased focus on the environment and sustainability, most suppliers utilise new technology designed to increase a vessel’s energy efficiency. Common to the functioning of many of these solutions is that they require heat energy from a heat-recovery system. This explains the importance of a good, future-oriented heat-recovery system. Ulmatec Pyro ensures that customers have a flexible system that can be linked to the newest technology on the market, whilst also being ready for any future innovations.
Maximum Utilisation of Excess Heat
Such a hot water system is supremely important for operations to be as energy efficient as possible. Ulmatec Pyro Waste Energy Management System is also suitable for hybrid vessels as it allows the extended use of batteries for propulsion, lighting and navigation rather than energy being directed to the heating and cooling systems on board.
Since 2011, Ulmatec Pyro Waste Energy Management System has resulted in a significant difference in the market for offshore ships, rigs, fishing vessels, ice-breakers, research vessels, ferries and cruise ships. The cruise industry is particularly focussed on achieving extreme energy efficiency in response to strict demands for cleaner air so as to preserve the world’s oceans and untouched coastlines. Ulmatec Pyro’s future-oriented and sustainable systems maximise the utilisation of surplus energy, thus significantly reducing emissions.
Remote Service and Diagnostics
Our Waste Energy Recovery System is ready to carry out remote service and diagnostics, thus optimising the operating profile of the vessel and allowing service support wherever the ship is located, without the need for service engineers to be aboard.