In 1989 Volac acquired the milk processing site at Felinfach, West Wales. Today, Felinfach produces milk based products for the feed and food markets. The challenge Volac use large oil fired boilers to meet process steam and heating requirements. With ageing plant and a fuel bill of £5M per annum, […]
Two interesting technologies for energy storage overviewed on the IMechE website. Liquified Air and Air Fuel Synthesis. I have not heard of the latter before so will be keen to hear more about how it can work and its efficacy. Energy storage is a major issue to address, regardless of energy source.
The challenge Our client has four manufacturing sites covered by CCA’s (Climate Change Agreements) and the EU ETS (European Emissions Trading Scheme). With the next phase of these schemes coming in 2013 they wanted to identify opportunities to minimise what they expected to be significantly increased costs of compliance. At their […]
Carbon Architecture launch their Floating Head Pressure Controller, a device for minimising the energy of refrigeration plants.
In temperate climates like the UK, floating the head pressure of a refrigeration plant to match weather conditions and plant loading can increase the efficiency of refrigeration systems by over 20%.
A simplified explanation of how hydrogen can be used as an energy storage medium and fuel. The article would benefit from some data to back up what it says and more attention could be paid to the inefficiencies in the conversion process. Nonetheless a credible read. http://tpt.to/a2Q6g99
An interesting fact based report dispelling the myth that wind turbines do not actually reduce carbon emissions. http://tpt.to/a2NcxdP
The function of a steam boiler is to reliably deliver dry saturated steam at the desired quantity and pressure, not a mixture of steam and water.
Carbon Architecture is sponsoring Sainsbury’s Chris Armishaw in the Race Across America ‘the world’s toughest bike race’ in June 2012. Chris will be completing this 3,000 mile bike race solo in only 10 days. We felt the challenge that Chris was rising to was something to be really admired (some would say superhuman).
Carbon Architecture have just secured a contract which will see them acting as technical partners to the Carbon and Energy Fund, a partnership with the NHS, set up to reduce the carbon footprint of hospital buildings.
All businesses listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange will have to report their levels of greenhouse gas emissions from the start of the next financial year under plans announced by the Deputy Prime Minister at the Rio+ 20 Summit
Coming in our next installments will be a guide to steam systems design
How do I calculate carbon emissions from fuel, electricity and transport?
Well its actually quite simple in many cases. Defra / DECC publish a spreadsheet detailing commonly required emissions factors.
A high temperature hot water heat pump is a mechanism for the recovery of waste heat from existing centralised site refrigeration systems to generate hot water which can subsequently be used to heat processes.
There are some fundamental thermodynamic rules which apply to refrigeration, which determine both the optimal design and efficiency of all refrigeration systems.
The Challenge Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust operates across two main sites at Queen’s and King George hospitals serving a population of around 700,000 making it one of the largest acute hospital trusts in England. The trust has two combined heat and power plants, large boilers and […]