Boilerhouse Energy Efficiency and Safety

A very small increase in boilerhouse performance can significantly affect the overall site running costs. With this in mind, NIFES offer a unique comprehensive service to maximise the efficiency of boiler plant.

NIFES visit the site and survey the boilerhouse, looking at the potential for energy conservation techniques and general safety issues.

The study comments on the following:

  • Alternative fuels/suppliers
  • Boiler controls
  • Burner equipment and controls – improve combustion efficiency
  • Oxygen trim equipment – improve combustion efficiency
  • Pump/motor replacement
  • Insulation of steam distribution system
  • Steam trapping
  • Distribution efficiency
  • Condensate and flash steam recovery
  • More efficient Water treatment plant
  • Lower cost chemicals
  • TDS control
  • Economiser installation
  • Continuous automatic blowdown with waste heat recovery
  • Spray recuperation
  • Combustion air preheat
  • Investment in up-to-date/automatic systems
  • The potential for CHP
  • Reduce Dynamic Operation
  • Revision of maintenance procedures
  • Revision of operating procedures – update/rewrite
  • Operator training

Combustion Flue Gas Analysis

In order to establish the efficiency of the boilers, NIFES carry out flue gas analysis on each boiler. Any discrepancy from expected efficiencies are then commented on.

In addition to the energy efficiency review, NIFES can also carry out an Operational Safety Review:

Operational Safety Review

A review can be carried out on the plant to ensure that the owner’s responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974 and the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 are being met. This normally includes a review of the following recommendations arising from the above legislation provided by SAFed:

  • Review of Management Procedures
  • Roles of Competent and Responsible Persons
  • Risk Assessments
  • Review of Boiler Operating Practices
  • Boiler Operator Training
  • Review of Maintenance Procedures

For more information, please contact:

Adrian Carter

Tel: 0845 168 684

Mob: 07786 277497

E-mail: adrian.carter@nifes.co.uk