Client: Luddington & Garthorpe Primary School
Type of works: supply and installation of Containerized Firematic 50kW boiler
Commissioned in August 2007, this 50kW boiler was delivered to site fully installed and operational. A concrete pad was the extent of the building works requirement on site.
The modified shipping container was fitted with a rolling roof section for a simple wood chip delivery solution via bucket loader or tipped delivery using a ramp.
A 50kW Herz Firematic boiler was installed along with a buffer tank, flue system and all associated plant including both mechanical and electrical components by Rural Energy prior to delivery.
Upon arrival the container was simply plumbed into the district heating pipe making for a truly plug and play system. The use of a heat exchanger to interface with the existing system eliminated the need for modifications to the school plumbing.
Whilst installing the underground heating pipe to the container, the opportunity was taken to bury control cables along with the pipe. The boiler and circulation pumps are thus linked back to the school BMS (Building Management System). This allows the biomass boiler to automatically control the existing boilers for peak loading, and also reports any faults on the biomass system back to the main plant room.
In addition, the circulation pump for the district heating pipe is automatically switched on and off by the BMS, reducing electricity consumption.