Monforts Unveils Heat Recovery System

A new, integrated heat recovery system for Montex tenters from Germany-based A. Monforts
Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG comprises a compact air-to-air heat exchanger installed in the
tenters roof. The exchanger preheats up to 60 percent of incoming fresh air by using energy from
the exhaust gas, providing energy savings of 10 to 35 percent, according to Monforts. To reduce
maintenance downtime, the company offers an optional automatic cleaning system, which cleans the
heat exchanger systems tubes at programmed intervals.

The design eliminates the need for heavy access and support structures above the tenter, and
reduces the amount of ductwork required.

July 2004