Horizon scanning involves evaluation of alternative technologies that may not have been conceivable to businesses.
RB Plant were contracted to undertake a study into waste heat technology using the principles of horizon scanning.
The study initially involved research into what heat recovery technologies are available with a critical evaluation of the technical feasibility of each technology for the process. This allowed our client to cut costs for the next stage of the project where the technology was reviewed in greater detail.
At the next stage we conducted mass and energy balances to compare prices and the amount of energy and water recovered. This gave the client the information to work out the cost benefit analysis, a service we also offer as a part of this package.