Using 3D modeling and FEA, Rohde Brothers, Inc. designed and installed a system to recover heat from kiln exhaust to heat water for sink, showers and process applications, and to heat the air used by pottery ware drivers.

Rohde designed a custom thermal storage tank capable of holding 4,000 gallons of water at 400 PSIG. (Typical storage systems run to 125 PSIG.)

Pump skid included pre-piped pumps, pre-wired pumps and a pre-wired control system with all censors.

Rohde control engineers designed a web-based Honeywell control system to provide GUI for the Allen-Bradley system that allows remote monitoring and trending diagnostics for greater efficiencies in production scheduling, and energy savings.

The project saved The Kohler Company $178,000 in natural gas costs within the first year.


Total project payback was only 2.5 years.

AGC Build Wisconsin Award, 2012

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Rohde designs and fabricates award-winning systems and progressive solutions for new and established companies. We are one of the few mechanical contractors that have incorporated LEAN Manufacturing Principles into all aspects of the construction phase to work faster and smarter for you.