The Organic Rankine Cycle is a thermodynamic cycle using an organic, high molecular mass fluid. It is similar to the Rankine Cycle, except that it uses an organic fluid instead of water.
The advantage of an organic fluid is to have a liquid-vapor phase change (or boiling point), occurring at a lower temperature than the water-steam phase change which allows heat recovery from lower temperature sources such as biomass combustion, industrial waste heat, geothermal heat, solar ponds, etc.
Through heat exchangers, a pump and a turbogenerator, low temperature heat is converted into useful work, which can then be converted into electricity.
In addition, the ORC module is especially engineered for the purposes of each particular cycle, giving the system many advantages and higher efficiency compared to water based cycles. Due to its sturdiness, low upkeep needs and the small initial investment required, AQYLON’s ORC solutions are highly suitable for remote and isolated locations as oil rigs and islands.