Hoval moves into CHP
Hoval now offers an range of CHP engines alongside its established ranges of boilers for gas, oil and biomass and wide selection of storage vessels — providing a complete district-heating package form a single source.
These gas-fired CHP engines are available in 11 sizes with thermal outputs from 65 to 530 kW and electrical outputs from 43 to 404 kW with a total combined efficiency from 84 to 90% according to configuration. Hot water can be delivered at up to 90°C with a ratio of heat to power of no less than 1.3 to 1.
Managing director Adrian Walker says, ‘This one-stop-shop approach to district heating makes it much easier for developers, local authorities and other specifiers to take advantage of the cost-saving and environmental benefits of co-generation. We would typically see CHP being used to meet domestic-hot-water loads, with the electrical power generated either being used on site or exported to the grid. The Winter heating load may then be met with a biomass boiler and/or gas or oil boiler. The inherent flexibility of the Hoval product portfolio means that all requirements can be met.’