Schwank’s heat recovery system is as versatile as our customers.

Hybrid Heat Recovery Technology

Economic use of synergies - systems for the recovering and reusing of the heat for industrial buildings and distribution facilities


Since 1995, hybrid systems, which couple infrared systems with heat recovery technologies, have been successfully implemented by Schwank. With gas-fired infrared systems becoming ever more efficient, hybrid systems have gained increasing importance. In order to reduce operating costs and contribute to the environmental protection (carbon footprint reduction), the ability of a hybrid system to combine energy-efficient heating and innovative heat recovery systems can be a logical solution.


The combination of several new regulations such as the EEWärmeG (German Renewable Heat Act) and the EnEV 2009 (Energy Saving Ordinance) raise the requirements for efficient heating systems considerably. Schwank more than fulfils these requirements with its diverse energy saving heating concept.


The term "hybrid system" means a combination of two different technologies. It encompasses:

  • energy-efficient, ecological gas infrared heaters, and
  • innovative heat recovery systems.


With the hybrid system’s combination of efficient heating and waste heat recovery, up to 15% of the installed heating output may be recovered. For example, given a heating output of 300 kW, this could provide an additional 45 kW of reusable energy potential.

Hybrid systems maximise energy efficiency and carbon reduction

Schwank’s heat recovery system is as versatile as our customers.

German Sustainable Building Council

U.S Green building council