Biomass heat for industrial use can be seen in manufacturing, production and processing across the UK. Take up is due to rise significantly with the introduction of Biomass CHP(Combined Heat and Power) systems.
e-Blast Ltd is the market leader in surface preparation and specialist protective coatings in the UK and was an early adopter of wood fuel heating for their plant in Aberdeenshire. Situated in Kintore , 10 Miles North of Aberdeen the site is spread over 15 acres and comprises 77,500 square feet of Paintshop, 2 Manual Blast Bays, state of the art office facilities and an inhouse training room.
540kW Kob boiler with underground wood fuel store. Wet system and controllable fan heating in factory areas.
Built to cater for the demands of Europe’s oil capital, e-blast Ltd works around the clock to produce a rapid turnaround and a quality finish for their clients. When it came to specifying a new environmentally friendly heating system they needed to ensure that this level of operation could easily be sustained with a demand for a constant temperature of 20 degrees centigrade throughout key areas.
HWEnergy were appointed in 2011 to design, install and provide ongoing heat supply.
A complete solution
The factory was previously heated by stand-alone direct fired oil heaters. To integrate the biomass system HWEnergy fitted a wet system throughout the factory and introduced fan heaters which also improved the controllability of the heating system.
A high specification, large 540kW Kob wood chip boiler was put in place fed by an underground wood fuel store. Wood chip is sourced and supplied locally.
Heat Supply - Hassle-free heating
On an ongoing basis e-blast purchases ‘heat’ from HWEnergy. The heat supply contract includes all elements required to make the project a success and minimise the input required from the client. This includes fuel, routine maintenance, technical servicing and boiler ‘MOT’, troubleshooting and annual management and performance reports. Performance guarantees are built into the contract so that if the system is not delivering heat then e-blast receives financial recompense. This approach minimises the risk and the time input for e-blast and ensures a single point of accountability for all aspects of the system performance.