Dublix to upgrade combustion control at Viridor ERF Plant in Bolton
Dublix Engineering received a contract from Viridor on FuzEvent in order to upgrade the combustion control at the Viridor Energy Recovery (ERF) Facility in Bolton, UK.
Access to the Bolton ERF plant
The project covers a major upgrade to the existing combustion control system and adding of new instruments and process equipment.
The Viridor Bolton ERF operates one combustion line handling around 13 ton waste/hour (300 ton/day). It was commissioned in 1972 and has since this date undergone several plant improvement projects.
Monitoring of the current operation has revealed increased average temperatures in the combustion chamber resulting in the need for an upgrade of the combustion control including improved cooling capacity.
Dublix has conducted a comprehensive feasibility study in close collaboration with a Viridor specialist team in order to identify performance improvement related to the expected cost benefit results.
The overall purpose of the upgrade project is to;
- provide 20% more stable steam production,
- secure better control of the temperatures in the combustion chamber
- higher annual waste throughput
- in general increase the level of automated operator support.
Dublix will provide its High Level FuzEvent Combustion Control System, including;
- Combustion process commissioning expertise
- New instruments for critical process state monitoring
- Improoved combustion chamber cooling facility
- Key Performance Indicator (KPI) system for online plant performance monitoring
- Advanced combustion diagram facility with online heat value identification
Project completion is scheduled for autumn 2015.
Link to Press Release document approved by Viridor.
Link to prictures for use by the Press.
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