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Kverneland Group

Kverneland Group is a leading international company developing, producing and distributing agricultural machinery and services.
Strong focus on innovation allows us to provide a unique and broad product range with high quality. Kverneland Group offers an extensive package aimed at the professional farming community, covering the areas of soil and seeding equipment, forage and bale equipment, spreading, spraying and electronic solutions for agricultural tractors and machinery.
The Group was founded in 1879. Kverneland Group’s factories are located in Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Russia and China. The Group has own sales companies in 17 countries and exports to another 60 countries. At the end of 2018, Kverneland Group had 2482 employees.

A large part of the production process in the factory involves large ovens which are used within the manufacturing of our client’s machinery. These ovens produce vast quantities of heat as part of the metal hardening process. This heat was being expelled into the atmosphere. Not great for the environment and a missed opportunity to capitalise on this by-product of the production process.
In addition, the ovens also made the factory uncomfortable for workers close to these machines, leading to a hot and humid atmosphere.

“I can highly recommend getting exodraft to come out and take a look at things and draw up a system. Heat recovery benefits both the environment as well as your bottom line.”
– Jakob Klokker, Assistant Project Manager

We designed a heat recovery system for Kverneland Group which focussed on heat recovery from metal hardening processes and mechanical draught control. Our engineering solutions are able to improve the draught to enhance heat performance and improve airflow, and to then capture and convert the waste heat into a useable
resource.
This useable heat can then be recycled and used to heat the factory, but there is much more heat produced than can be used locally. Excess heat is directed to the district heating system and our client is paid for this. Heat recovery is able to be monitored remotely and online using the exodraft trendlog which monitors inputs, outputs and the behaviour of flue gases.

“It has worked flawlessly. We have certainly been happy with them, and they are still ready to assist, should the need arise. All we have to do is call them, and they are always quick to respond.”
– Jakob Klokker, Assistant Project Manager

Heat generated in the factory is now used as heating for the manufacturing plant, whilst any additional unused heat is able to be used to generate a new source of revenue for the business.
This is a great incentive to reduce the volume of heat expunged in to the atmosphere, and a reward for improved environmental performance.
In addition, employees now have a better indoor environment as the ovens in the factory are no longer unpleasantly hot to work around. There is also no longer a lingering aroma of diesel which was present previously.

    Fill out this appraisal form to clarify your heat recovery potential:

    How do see your recovered heat being used (you can select multiple options)?
    Transferred to the district heating systemUsed in production processesHeating of factory, warehouse or office premisesUsed for apsorption chillers/refrigerationHot water for bathing facilitiesAir curtain & air heatning systemsHot warter for general cleaning/washing purposesOther