Fulton supplies steam plant room for Stoke Mandeville Hospital
One of three modules making up a prefabricated plant room is prepared for delivery from Fulton to Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
To minimise site work, Fulton Boiler Works has designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned a fully packaged steam plant room for Stoke Mandeville. The plant room produces steam for autoclaves, heating and hot water and was designed and built to a very detailed specification. Marketing director Gordon Bareham tells us that this is one of the largest projects ever carried out by the company. Fulton’s project engineer David Tuey explains that the specification from Haden Young required the plant room to be prefabricated and fitted to a prepared concrete base just 70 m2. Site access was also restricted, so all connecting services needed to be pre-positioned very accurately. Haden Young has building-services responsibility within the joint venture undertaking a major reconfiguration of Stoke Mandeville. To facilitate manufacturing and delivery, Fulton designed the plant room in three modular sections. CAD software was used to position equipment, which included two horizontal RBC 1500 steam boilers, blowdown vessels, plate heat exchangers, circulating pumps and water-treatment and chemical dosing systems. These modules were separated before delivery. Once on site, the flues were installed and erected, and the modules were joined and sealed to prevent water ingress.