Wood Waste Heating



Thermal Design
Thermal Process Design
Thermal Equipment Design

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Design for Site Utilities

Some projects can require special-purpose waste heat recovery equipment such as economisers and recuperators, feed tanks, hotwells and emissions control plant to meet specific site requirements and improved environmental standards. Others entail start-to-finish thermal engineering design, mechanical layout and prototyping of both proprietary and custom-built factory services plant.

Changes in manufacturing economy means that there are now fewer large U.K. manufacturing sites. Companies like Tate & Lyle Sugars, Plessey, Alcan and English Sewing all supported considerable site infrastructures, for whom we have undertaken wide-ranging Consult Design Construct projects, factory services restructuring programmes, and Energy Survey reports. These brought steam-raising and distribution facilities, cooling water and compressed air services, and site effluent systems together under a common thermal design services umbrella.

Along with other projects for T&L, we were engaged as consulting thermal engineers for a major development of Silvertown refining capacity. Sir Oliver Lyle (“The Great Sir O.”) wrote “The Efficient Use of Steam” and an equally seminal textbook on Sugar Technology.

Our boiler plants run from a few hundred pounds of steam per hour for a small dyehouse, to over 15 tonne/hour for a factory making expanded polystyrene products. They include coal-, gas-, oil-, wood waste- and biofuel-fired LPHW, HPHW, thermal fluid and steam boiler installations, with associated waste heat recovery equipment.

Systems recirculating synthetic heat transfer fluids can operate in liquid phase under atmospheric pressure at temperatures approaching 350°C, while liquid sodium systems can be worked to 600°C without thermodynamic effect. Further information is given in our pages about Liquid Phase and Hot Oil Heating and Process Heating Systems elsewhere on this site.