A new undergraduate internship taking place this summer is set to help HWEnergy fine tune our biomass boiler heat metering service providing even greater benefits to our clients.
Biomass heat metering allows us to remotely monitor the performance of biomass boilers wherever they are located in the country. Using an online portal we have up-to-the-minute access to heat output readings and can compare boiler performance day to day, week to week, or year to year. The heat meter means we receive instant alerts to any issues with the boiler’s performance allowing swift intervention by our biomass service engineers based throughout Scotland and also covering the north of England.
For our clients, heat metering provides accurate data to assess system performance at any given time regardless of where they are located at the time.
Data analysis to increase performance
As you can tell we are firm fans of remote heat metering for wood-fuel boilers but a mantra at HWEnergy is to try and optimise the performance of all technology we employ for the maximum gain of our clients. That is why we have taken on an undergraduate this summer to look specifically at areas of improvement. As part of the project they will be investigating the best way we can use data to optimise the performance of heat supply sites; analsye and interpret heat loss across multiple sites, and provide an analysis of calibration requirements for heat metering. We will then take the findings to develop improvements for our Heat Metering service.
The internship is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund and will provide multiple benefits – to the intern who will gain practical, real-life experience; to HWEnergy, allowing us to further improve our Service and Maintenance support and to our clients, allowing greater performance improvements in their biomass boilers and heating systems.