Save Energy with Hot Air Recycling: CHINOOK

Product Stories6 Sept 2023
If you are using Leister air heaters from the LHS 210 or LHS 410 series or want to integrate them into your process and also save a lot of energy and costs, you’ve come to the right place: the new CHINOOK blower ideally is the perfect complement to the air heaters and enables hot air recirculation.

Author: Chantal Manella, Promotion Specialist, Leister Technologies AG, Switzerland

Customers of Leister Process Heat are already aware: we always name our blowers after special winds. It just makes sense. So when we call our blower CHINOOK, we don’t mean the breed of dog, we don’t mean the Boeing helicopter, we mean the warm fall Chinook wind that blows on the east side of the Rocky Mountains in the Intermountain West of North America. However, the air of that Chinook is not recyclable – ours is. Read on.

Smart Spenders go for CHINOOK

Hot air from industrial processes often escapes unused into the atmosphere. That’s a shame, because this waste of resources is bad for our environment and costs you a lot of money. That’s why smart spenders choose recyclable and temperature-resistant air heaters and blowers from Leister. Why? Thanks to this power combination, they simply feed the hot air back into the air heater, saving enormous energy and costs. Compressed air? Yesterday’s news.


Leister’s CHINOOK blower for hot air recirculation of up to 350 °C (662 °F)

The CHINOOK side channel blower has been on the market since September 2023. Leister has developed the CHINOOK blower to feed process air at high pressure, at up to 350 °C (662 °F), back into industrial processes. This is exciting news for mechanical engineers and RnD managers, because hot air recirculation saves up to 50 % energy and costs and reduces the CO₂ footprint.



Heating processes for energy recovery

For hot air recovery in your industrial heating process, it is best to install CHINOOK in combination with the Leister LHS 210 SF-R, LHS 210 DF-R, LHS 410 SF-R and LHS 410 DF-R air heaters. Where does it work? In almost all hot air processes in which hot air recirculation is possible and which offer the potential for energy recovery due to usable output temperatures.

Withstands high thermal loads

CHINOOK is well insulated and solidly built with high-quality components. As a result, the Leister high-pressure blower gives you reliable long-term performance despite high thermal loads.

CHINOOK - Your benefits at a glance

  • Up to 50% energy and cost savings
  • Recycling of industrial process air up to 350°C (662°F)
  • Reliable blower for continuous industrial use
  • Low maintenance and durable

Have we piqued your interest? Why not arrange a no-obligation consultation now with our experts in the Process Heat business line?