Frequently Asked Questions

About Us

What does AnytherM Stand for?

Anytherm is a world leading developer and manufacturer of custom-made heat exchange (e.g. process air handling, dehumidification, filtration), heat recovery and energy consulting solutions for industrial applications. We focus on custom-made high-quality executions at internationally competitive prices. Our products and services are used across various industries such as food and dairy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other demanding process industries. Our energy consulting services, which include energy analysis, net-zero roadmaps and heat recovery (pinch) analysis are helping clients improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.

By combining engineering and consulting, we unite theory and practice - enabling us to offer our customers field-proven and energy-optimized solutions.

Where is Anytherm located?

Our headquarters are located in Switzerland, with main production facilities in Poland and Bosnia, enabling us to offer cost-efficient and high-quality products on an international scale. We deliver our products and services to customers worldwide. Our solutions are in use on all continents - from USA to New Zealand, from Norway to South Africa.

Which industries does Anytherm serve?

We primarily serve demanding (process) industries such as the food and dairy industry, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and other (energy intense) process industries that require specialized heat transfer, proces air handling, heat recovery and energy consulting solutions. Anytherm has extensive knowledge in spray drying process air handling and heat recovery applications and further process industry technologies.

How does Anytherm support Sustainability

By offering heat recovery systems and energy-efficient solutions, our products sigificantly reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions for our clients. Our consulting services aim to identify ways to improve ecological and economic sustainability.

What about the ESG standards of anytherm?

Anytherm has an advanced ESG management system. Our efforts are assessed by EcoVadis. Our Sustainable Policy and Ethics Guidelines emphasize the importance of acting responsibly in business. We are convinced that doing business honestly and uprightly will result in the greatest long-term business success. But regardless of this "benefit", it is our culture and conviction to stand up for what is good and honest, which includes zero-tolerance for corruption, compliance with laws and regulations and much more.

Products and Services

What are Anytherm's main Products?

Our main products include custom heat exchangers, air handling units, desiccant dehumidifiers, cooling dehumidifiers, electric heaters, and compact units. In addition, our comprehensive energy consulting services are a pivotal part of our portfolio, designed to identify potential for improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. All products and services are tailored to the specific process requirements of our clients.

What are Anytherm's main Consulting Services?

Anytherm provide comprehensive consulting services, encompassing energy analysis, net-zero roadmaps, energy efficiency analysis, and heat recovery analysis to identify potential for enhancing energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions.

what project sizes can anytherm serve?

Anytherm can handle a diverse range of project sizes, from small-scale applications requiring individual heat exchangers to extensive, multi-system projects for large industrial operations. We tailor our solutions to fit the specific needs and scales of each project, ensuring optimal efficiency and customer satisfaction across all levels of industrial demands. Our heat exchange and heat recovery projects are usually in the range of a few thousand to up to several million Euros/Dollars.

what services do you offer for your heat exchnage and recovery Products?

Our services cover the whole process within the scope of heat exchange, heat recovery and energy efficiency improvement projects: from consulting before project initialization to engineering, production, packing, transportation, installation, commissioning to after sales service.

can anytherm  also offer control systems for its products?

Our customers often want to integrate the control of our products into their existing process control systems. For this purpose, we supply precise control descriptions for our products. However, if preferred, we can also offer and supply our own control units for our products. 

can anytherm  also offer installation services for its products?

Our products are often used as part of major construction projects for new manufacturing processes and process updates. Many of our customers therefore decide to carry out the installation work themselves or with third party partners. In such cases, Anytherm can offer on-site supervision of the installation work to ensure correct installation. However, at the customer's request, Anytherm can also offer on-site installation/welding services for our equipment.

Does Anytherm offer support after commissioning?

Yes, we offer comprehensive after-sales services, including maintenance, repair, and technical support, to ensure optimal performance and longevity of our systems.

Can Anytherm provide customized solutions for specific process requirements?

Yes, we specialize in developing tailor-made solutions precisely aligned with our customers' specific needs and requirements. From concept to commissioning, we work closely with our clients to achieve optimal results.

Technical Questions: Heat Exchange / Air Handling Products

How do Anytherm's Sorption (desiccant wheel) dehumidifiers work?

Our desiccant dehumidifiers use a sorption wheel to adsorb moisture from the process air, delivering extremely dry air down to below 2 g/kg humidity wihtout condensation. They are particularly suitable for applications where precise humidity control is required, such as in spray drying processes (e.g. milk powder / infnat formula, oder lithium battery manufacturing or pharmaceuticals).

What maximum air volumes can anytherm devices treat?

Anytherm devices are designed to treat a wide range of air volumes, accommodating up to 200,000 kg/h per device. This capacity allows for flexibility in handling various industrial air handling and processing needs, ensuring efficient treatment for a broad spectrum of applications.

What are the maximum operating temperatures?

Anytherm's heat exchange / air handling units are engineered to withstand the demanding conditions of industrial environments. They can operate at temperatures up to 400°C. Material selection, such as stainless steel AISI 304 or AISI 316, ensures durability and resistance to corrosion at high temperatures and pressures.

WHAT ARE THE MAXIMUM OPERATING PRESSURES of anytherms steam air heaters?

Anytherm's heat exchange / air handling units are engineered to withstand the demanding conditions of industrial environments. They can operate at steam pressures of up to 70 bar with discharge temperatures of over 200°C (or more than 300°C with optional electrical or oil air heater). Extensive experience in steam handling, innovative and field-proven safety systems to avoid steam hammering, in combination with certified welding procedures and welders according to pressure equipment directives ensure the durability of our steam air heater products.

Technical Questions: Heat Recovery Products

What types of heat recovery solutions does Anytherm offer?

Anytherm offers a range of heat recovery solutions tailored to industrial needs, including gas-to-gas and air-to-water heat recovery systems. These solutions are designed to capture and reuse waste heat from industrial processes, enhancing energy efficiency and reducing operational costs.

How do Anytherm's heat recovery systems contribute to energy savings?

Our heat recovery systems capture waste heat from processes or exhaust gases and reuse it for heating, cooling, or power generation within the facility. This significantly reduces the need for external energy sources, leading to substantial energy savings and a lower carbon footprint.

What industries can benefit from Anytherm's heat recovery solutions?

A wide range of industries can benefit from our heat recovery solutions, including but not limited to food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and power generation. Any industry with processes that emit waste heat has the potential to achieve significant energy savings and sustainability improvements with our solutions.

How do you ensure the reliability and efficiency of heat recovery systems?

We ensure the reliability and efficiency of our heat recovery systems through rigorous design and engineering practices, using high-quality materials and components. CIP-Systems, extractable heat transfer elements for inspection and cleaning, sight glasses and more can be integrated.

How are CIP systems integrated into Anytherm's heat recovery solutions?

Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) systems are seamlessly integrated into Anytherm's heat recovery solutions to ensure efficient and effective cleaning without dismantling the equipment. These automated cleaning systems circulate a cleaning solution through the heat exchangers, removing deposits and contaminants, which is essential for maintaining optimal performance and hygiene, especially in industries where cleanliness is paramount.

What makes Anytherm's heat recovery systems easy to maintain and inspect?

Our heat recovery systems are designed with maintainability in mind. Features include extractable heat exchanger elements and inspection windows (sight glasses). Extractable elements allow for easy access and thorough cleaning, maintenance, or replacement without the need to disassemble the entire system. Sight glasses provide visual access to monitor the condition of the system internally, ensuring any issues can be quickly identified and addressed.

Are Those features standard across all heat recovery solutions?

While the specific features can vary depending on the system and application requirements, Anytherm aims to incorporate maintainability and ease of inspection across all our heat recovery solutions. We understand the importance of these features in ensuring the continuous, efficient operation of our systems and are committed to providing solutions that are as user-friendly as they are effective.

Technical Questions: Energy Consulting Services

how do you evaluate the heat recovery potential of your customers?

Anytherm systematically evaluates the heat recovery potential of our customers through a detailed process that involves energy audits, data analysis, and modeling. We start by collecting comprehensive data on current energy usage, process flows, and thermal outputs. Then, using advanced software and methodologies such as pinch analysis, we identify inefficiencies and potential areas for heat recovery. This approach allows us to map out where waste heat can be captured and reused effectively within the process, leading to tailored, efficient, and sustainable solutions that maximize energy savings and reduce carbon emissions.

What about the integration of heat pumps?

Integrating heat pumps into our systems is a key strategy for enhancing energy efficiency and sustainability. Heat pumps are utilized to upgrade waste heat to higher temperatures, making it suitable for reuse in industrial processes or for space heating. This integration allows for the effective use of energy that would otherwise be wasted, significantly reducing the overall energy consumption and carbon footprint of a facility. Within e.g. pinch analyses, Anytherm can assess the project's specific needs to design and implement heat pump solutions that are seamlessly integrated with existing heat recovery and process systems, ensuring optimal performance and energy savings.

What is the procedure and the outcome of a net zero study?

The procedure of a net zero study involves assessing a facility's energy use and emissions, then identifying efficiency improvements and renewable energy opportunities. The outcome is a roadmap detailing actionable steps towards achieving net zero emissions, focusing on impactful, feasible strategies to enhance sustainability while maintaining economic viability.

Questions about Offers and Projects

How can I start a Project with Anytherm?

To initiate a project, please contact us through our website or directly via email or phone. A member of our team will get in touch to discuss your requirements and begin the process. Often it is best to start with a short video call via e.g. MS Teams or other video call technologies.

Further Questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about our company, about our products, or about our services. Our dedicated team will be happy to answer all your questions!