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Heat Network For Cheaper And Cleaner Energy

If North Yorkshire’s county town is hooked up to a central system, the people will benefit from cheaper and cleaner energy. The councils of North Yorkshire and Hambleton are considering whether Northallerton can be connected to the district heating system so that its hospitals, library, leisure center and council buildings can be served by a local source of heating. After the system has been established, next target is local homes.

Initial technical studies can be undertaken on the feasibility of the heating scheme for the town through a financial grant of £33,500 from Government’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit. District heating system can produce steam and hot or chilled water from the central energy centre. Steam or water can be distributed through an insulated piping network to individual buildings so that they can have heat, hot water and air conditioning. This will eliminate the need for boilers or chillers.

Affordable heating at a third of the cost of conventional heating can be provided by the networks. This plan has advantages that include carbon reduction, local energy resilience and sourcing and more jobs for the local people. Heat networks are being promoted by the government for its de-carbonization strategy.

According to Andrew Lee, county councillor of North Yorkshire, local businesses as well as communities must have access to affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly energy that will meet their requirements and at the same time encourage growth and sustainability. Once the heat network scheme becomes successful, it will be the trailblazer for other schemes.

Hambleton District Councillor Peter Wilkinson said that the district council has already taken important strides to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the district. In fact, there has been a 10% reduction in carbon emissions since 2005. However, the district also has high levels of fuel poverty compared to other parts of the county.

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Industrial Boilers Must Meet Requirements By M CPD

With the development of the MCPD or Medium Combustion Plant Directive into a European law, it is important that operators should improve their current boiler plant. They must check for industrial boiler corrosion and do something about it. Calor’s industrial and commercial specialist, Kevin Houlden, has advises to give.

Before the year ended, December 19 to be exact, the MCPD was transformed into one of the laws in Europe. Based on the MCPD, there is required ELVs or emissions limit values in order to lessen the amount of nitrogen oxides, particulates and sulphur dioxide released by the exhaust gases. The rating is 1 MW and for thermal input the limit is 50 MW which is applicable to all kinds of combustion plant.

If new plants started their operation a day after the new law was implemented, they are required to register at the Competent Authority and make sure they follow the new ELVs that were set for December 19.

There are a total of 43 Air Quality Zones all over the United Kingdom. The problem is that only five of them follow the level required for the amount of NOx. According to forecast, slow progress is to be expected in the coming two decades. The MCPD rules give the Competent Authority the capacity to alter the limits due to the low level of air quality depending on their prerogative. Therefore, the final regulation in the United Kingdom is not set on stone especially to areas that is not following the level of air quality which is a requirement.

For example, boilers with heavy fuel oil will not be able to meet the demand of the ELVs due to the fuel source. At the end of the day, operators must consider the type of upgrade they will perform or if they are going to switch their boiler plant just to meet the requirement set by MCPD. Eventually, there are long-term consequences that must be considered in the event that the ELVs are lowered than it already is. Aside from the industrial boiler corrosion which they have to provide solution to, this is another thing operators have to worry about from now on.

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