Beyond Power - Smart Energy

Cogeneration Systems and Cutting-Edge Absorption Chillers

Fluid Cooling Systems (FCS) specializes in collaborating with manufacturers and developers of energy systems, particularly in cogeneration. In cogeneration setups, one or more gas turbines or natural gas engines drive generators sized for the electrical demand of a factory or campus, powering equipment, HVAC, process cooling, and heating and refrigeration systems. The hot exhaust from these generators can be efficiently harnessed to create hot water and/or steam and chilled water in absorption systems.

Within these cogeneration plants, the combined cooling, heating, and power are achieved through various means, including the turbine generator, flue gas heat, a gas-fired section, or a blend of both fuels. The adaptability extends to accepting even low-quality waste heat for certain applications. FCS collaborates closely with manufacturers to deliver the necessary infrastructure tailored to the specific requirements of each system.

Notably, some absorption chillers integrated into these cogeneration systems can produce chilled water/glycol to 32°F, making them ideal for factory processes that benefit from very cold chilled water service.

FCS plays a critical role in providing the essential balance of plant infrastructure and integration for cogeneration systems. Our collaborative efforts extend to working with power generator manufacturers, end customers, and power system developers to deliver a comprehensive and convenient solution for the effective utilization of waste heat and power generation.


Shuangliang absorption chillers. Steam, gas fired, and heat pumps are available.


Absorption chillers are cooling systems that use a heat source, such as steam or hot water, to drive the refrigeration process.

They are commonly used in industrial, commercial, and large-scale HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) applications.


Large Commercial Buildings:

Absorption chillers are often used in large commercial buildings, such as shopping malls, hotels, hospitals, and office complexes. They provide efficient cooling while utilizing waste heat from other processes, such as power generation or industrial operations.

Industrial Processes:

Absorption chillers can be integrated into various industrial processes where waste heat is available. Industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and beverage manufacturing can benefit from using absorption chillers to recover waste heat and provide cooling for their processes.

District Cooling Systems:

Absorption chillers are well-suited for district cooling systems, which provide centralized cooling to systems as small as multiple buildings or as large as an entire neighborhood. They can be combined with cogeneration plants or waste heat sources to create a more energy-efficient and sustainable cooling solution.

Data Centers:

Data centers require significant cooling capacity to maintain optimal operating temperatures for their servers. Absorption chillers can be used to provide cooling in data centers, especially in scenarios where waste heat from the data center equipment or adjacent processes can be utilized effectively.

Solar Cooling:

Absorption chillers can be coupled with solar thermal systems to provide cooling using renewable energy sources. This application is particularly beneficial in regions with ample sunlight, where solar cooling can reduce the dependency on conventional electricity and lower carbon emissions.

Universities and Research Facilities:

Institutions with large campuses and research facilities can implement absorption chillers to meet their cooling needs. By utilizing waste heat from cogeneration plants or laboratory processes, these institutions can achieve energy savings and promote sustainability.