Jeffrey Rader Corporation has been awarded a contract to supply a boiler feed metering system to Burmeister & Wain Energy A/S. The feed system will be an integrated part of BWE’s scope of supply for the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant in Lincolnshire, England.
The wood chip fuel feed system will be part of a 38.5MW biomass power plant that produces enough energy to power approximately 65,000 households and businesses fed through the electric distribution grid.
"This type of alternative fuel feed system is typical of the type of equipment Jeffrey Rader Corporation has been supplying in recent years," said Ted Gentile, director of sales of engineered systems at Jeffrey Rader Corporation.
The wood chip feeding system will augment the main straw fuel feed system and allow for dual feed of wood chips and straw fuel simultaneously. Two boiler feed systems will supply approximately 20 tons per hour of wood chip fuel to the straw and wood chip fired boiler.
"The system, comprised of an assembly of the company’s standard components, accepts fuel from the fuel yard that has been pre-sized. As part of a utility power plant fuel feed system, the equipment must be heavy duty and most of all reliable under 24/7 operation," said Gentile.
The system is scheduled to be installed and operational by the end of 2013 and the power plant will commence production by mid 2014.
"Jeffrey Rader Corporation has the ability to supply all of the necessary equipment for the boiler feed system, allowing our customers to meet their objectives, including project cost, schedule and long term reliability, " said Tony Lubiani, vice president of engineered systems at Jeffrey Rader Corporation.