Thermal Energy helps boost hospital energy efficiency

Thermal Energy is helping to increase energy efficiency at Salisbury District Hospital with the installation of a condensing heat-recovery system from the exhaust stack of a CHP installation

The energy-efficiency benefits of the CHP installation at Salisbury District Hospital are to be further enhanced by the installation of an exhaust-stack condensing heat-recovery system for use on heating and hot-water system. The £246 000 order was awarded to Thermal Energy International following the successful supply and installation of a GEM condensate-return system.

George Atkinson, head of estates at Salisbury District Hospital Trust, comments, ‘This project will provide further energy savings to add to the energy efficiency of the CHP system to be installed concurrently, and overall the carbon reduction from these projects will demonstrate a high commitment by the trust to improving the environment.’

Last year, 60 GEM venturi orifice steam traps were installed to replace thermodynamic steam straps throughout the hospital. On average, 10% were failing each year open, shut or half-open.

The hospital’s base carbon output is 12 600 t a year, which is expected to be reduce to 11 000 t a year by 2010 by a range of energy-efficiency measures — including the GEM steam traps and CHP system.

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