In 2017, Geoffrey Robinson completed a year long project to replace 2 coal fired steam generators within the hospital’s energy centre and replace them with a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation unit, using waste heat and gas fired combination boiler. Uninterrupted heating supply was a necessity throughout the project which were won by competitive tender and originally valued at £1.3 million.
The desired thermal efficiency was 95%, and to attain this the modified plant utilises flue gas waste heat from the CHP to assist in meeting the hospital heating and domestic water loads. Energy recovery includes boiler feed water heating, boiler blow down flash steam capture, make up water heating and condensate recovery.
Geoffrey Robinson’s time served experienced personnel fabricated the complex ductwork, pipework and thermal insulation.
Case study tags - Mechanical, Energy Centre