A Heat Mat ramp heating system has been specified and installed at the Greatmoor Energy from Waste Facility in Buckinghamshire.
The facility, commissioned by Waste Recycling Group (WRG) converts 300,000 tonnes of residual waste to energy at an existing landfill site in Calvert, Buckinghamshire. Household waste is burned inside the plant to generate electricity and hot water all year round.
The structure incorporates a concrete pavement and steep ramp for refuse vehicles to drive up, carrying waste to the enclosed reception area. This ramp must be accessible all year round to maximise the plant’s efficiency and requires a robust ramp heating system for the entrance to the reception hall. The purpose of this system is to ensure the site remains accessible in any weather conditions.
Heat Mat specified their specialist high Wattage ramp heating cables with 10m cold tail connections to be installed beneath a 210mm concrete and reinforcement mesh slab. Constant-Wattage cables were chosen over trace heating cables due to the stable power requirements of the former.
Specialist dual-zone ice and snow melting thermostats control the cables, and external air temperature sensors, ground temperature sensors and moisture sensors monitor conditions to ensure the system works with maximum energy efficiency.
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