More Steam for a Fresh Food Company
05 May 2005
Engineering consultants approached LD Boilers on behalf of a fresh food and produce company who required more steam for trials.
The client required additional steam capacity for trials with a new production method, without having the costly capital outlay for a new boiler installation.
It was determined that the best solution for the client was for LD Boilers to supply a reconditioned steam boiler complete with custom built boiler house. After investigation a Cochran Wee Chieftain was found to be the most suitable match and a full refurbishment programme commenced:
- Removal of the boiler cladding to allow a survey to perform a hydraulic boiler test in addition to an NDT inspection and then a full boiler inspection.
- The boiler shell was then reinsulated, clad and repainted. All valves were overhauled and refitted and a new Baltur 35 sec oil burner unit was fitted at this time.
- During preparation of the boiler, a custom built base unit was constructed to allow the boiler, blowdown vessel and feed water tank to be located prior to fitting the external cladding.
- A metal framework was designed and fitted to allow the most economical use of metal profile sheets duly coloured to meet client's requirements. The boiler house was fitted with a side pedestrian door and front roller shutter.
- Piping services were arranged to suit site conditions as advised by client. The complete boiler house was transported overnight to the client on a low loader lorry.
LD Boilers then sent a team onsite to complete the installation:
- Connection of all the pipework and electrical cabling from the boiler house to the client's facilities.
- Commissioning the compete system.
- Assisting the local insurance surveyor to perform the working examination.
Initial feed back from the clients has been excellent and they are very happy with their reconditioned boiler acquisition.