Although the reduction of operating costs is not as great as with Mechanical Vapour Compression, thermo-compression offers many advantages:

  • Low investment
  • Simple operation
  • Reduced maintenance costs: The system has no rotating parts and is therefore less sensitive to mechanical deterioration.
  • A huge installation simplicity : thermo-compressor occupies little surface space and is very easy to install   

The thermo-compressor is mainly interesting on small capacity units, where it can reduce operating costs without requiring significant investment. 

Thermo-compressor efficiency is directly related to the vapour pressure used. Obtaining satisfactory yields requires the use of high pressure vapour: 4 to 20 bars.