TEDOM SCHNELL GmbH, based in Wangen/Allgäu, is a manufacturer of combined heat and power plants (CHP) for decentralised generation of electricity and heat. The highly efficient CHP solutions run on natural gas, biogas or sewage gas and function according to the principle of combined heat and power generation. Once the project has been planned and the facilities constructed, the company's own strong service fleet is available to operators around the clock.
TEDOM SCHNELL has one of the largest service networks for CHP plants in Germany. OELCHECK analyses of gas engine oils and coolants optimise condition monitoring in the facilities. This ensures reliable and efficient energy supply in the long term.
TEDOM SCHNELL CHP solutions utilise the full capacity of primary energy through highly efficient generation of electrical and thermal energy. The company's 4,100 CHPs already installed are used throughout Europe in biogas plants and landfills as well as for industrial, commercial and municipal energy supply. The different designs, such as compact modules, in containers or in a turbine building, are tailored to individual requirements.
The company's technical developments are trend-setting. Previously it was the “Schnell dual fuel engine”, now it’s the “passive prechamber” that is setting new standards.
The dual fuel engine is based on the diesel principle. But when operated with biogas, sewage gas or landfill gas, the dual fuel engine can do even more. Gases can be more compressed than diesel fuel, for example. The gas is mixed with the combustion air drawn in. The mixture of gas and oxygen-containing air is compressed in the engine and heats up in the process. Injecting a small amount of ignition oil (heating oil/diesel fuel) initiates the ignition. The higher compression ratio of the gas-air mixture increases efficiency. Higher efficiency means higher energy yield. To achieve this, the intelligent Schnell injection technology for dual fuel engines was developed.
Biogas, sewage gas and landfill gas often change their composition in a short time. Values such as knock resistance and flame rate can double or halve in seconds. These changing conditions are controlled with the Schnell dual fuel technology. This is based on sophisticated electronic injection technology for optimum control of ignition timing – a milestone in the history of dual fuel technology.
TEDOM SCHNELL's new passive prechamber is revolutionising the CHP technology of the future. The fuel-gas/air mixture is already ignited in the prechamber by a specially matched industrial spark plug. This results in an increase in pressure, which drives the ignited mixture far into the main combustion chamber in several torch jets. The result is fast and efficient combustion with low emissions. For robustness, reliability and long service life of the prechamber and spark plug, TEDOM SCHNELL’s new development is better than anything currently available on the market.
Germany's largest service network
TEDOM SCHNELL ensures that facilities operate without problems and profitably through a comprehensive range of services. This starts with the first consultation and does not stop at maintenance and repair. Over 300 service technicians and partners throughout Europe are available around the clock. These are all fully trained and certified. TEDOM SCHNELL operates one of the largest service networks for CHP plants in Germany, and it is continuously being expanded with new service locations.