CETY Installing Waste Heat Generator to Create On-Site Electricity for Stanley Black & Decker Tool Plant

Oct. 12, 2023
The CETY-installed heat recovery generator will convert the waste heat from the burn-off furnace into electricity to be utilized at the Martin facility.

U.S. tool manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker will convert waste heat into electricity to assist in electrifying operations at its plant in Martin, Tennessee.

The company finalized a contract with Clean Energy Technologies Inc. (CETY) and RPG Energy Group. CETY will design, build and install a clean cycle waste heat recovery system at the plant where Stanley Black & Decker makes compressors and power tools.

The CETY-installed heat recovery generator will convert the waste heat from the burn-off furnace into electricity to be utilized at the Martin facility. RPG will work directly with Stanley Black & Decker on developing the project in support of the toolmaker’s sustainability and carbon reduction goals.

The system utilizes a heat conversion process known as organic Rankine Cycle (ORC). An organic working fluid and the generator will turn waste heat from the furnace engine into additional electricity.

“Our Clean Cycle ORC will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to Stanley Black & Decker’s facility,” CETY CEO Kam Mahdi said in a statement.

Traditionally, the waste heat produced at the manufacturing site was vented into the atmosphere. Stanley Black & Decker operates more than 50 manufacturing sites in the U.S.

Stanley Black & Decker has vowed to aim for a 42% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 using 2022 as a baseline comparison, according to reports.

The company’s roots as a tool manufacturer date back to the 1840s. The Stanley Works company merged with Black & Decker and DeWalt in 2010

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