The design brief was multi-faceted, the research staff at The School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials needed the ability to inject and recover particulates into and from the flue, while also having remote access to the boiler operating data which could, in turn, be analysed.
In addition to the research, we were asked to ensure the boiler was integrated into the existing heating system, providing sustainable and low carbon heat for their adjoining laboratory facilities.
Working closely with the academic, estates and Cockle Park staff an ETA PU15 pellet-fed boiler was connected to the laboratory heating circuit. The installation of an independent fan blown heating circuit to allow for year-round research conditions when there is no demand for space heating in the laboratories.
A unique flue was designed, built and installed. Access to a data analysis software package for boiler performance monitoring was provided, whilst sustainably heating a building that had previously been heated by fan blown electric heaters.
We met the research and infrastructure requirements of the project on time and within budget.