Spirax Sarco delivers steam expertise for major hospital project
Spirax Sarco has delivered a project to provide the steam for heating, hot water, humidification and laundry services at a brand new, €340 million, acute hospital for the Enniskillen Trust in Northern Ireland. The company also provided the controls to manage the steam feeding the hospital’s combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant.
The company carried out the work after being appointed by Mercury Engineering, which was contracted to provide building services for the new facility.
The hospital has two biomass boilers, which run at 8 bar gauge and 30 bar gauge to drive the hospital’s CHP plant. There are also two oil-fired steam boilers running at 8 bar gauge to generate steam for low-temperature hot water for heating, domestic hot water for hand washing, bathing and cleaning, laundry services and humidification.
As well as providing all the peripheral equipment to support the CHP engine, Spirax Sarco designed, fitted and commissioned a total of 11 plant rooms throughout the 315-bed facility, as well as 27 air-handling units, boiler controls, heat exchangers and all the associated equipment to establish an efficient energy-distribution system that can be controlled from the hospital’s energy centre.
The multi-national services organisation Interserve has been contracted to maintain the hospital, and has recently agreed a service and spares contract with Spirax Sarco to cover steam services across the 650-acre site.