The Ostend heat grid is another energy supplier the richer! The incineration of household rubbish collected throughout the region left our client with considerable amounts of energy on its hands. But, thanks to the thermal oil and central heating circuit we installed and connected to the heat grid, that energy is no longer going to waste. Every possible kWh residual heat is now being recovered and put to sustainable use to heat homes, schools and hospitals.
As usual, we fitted the system with an economiser that heats a separate thermal oil circuit which, in turn, generates heat for the heat grid. At that, we added the necessary pumps and expansion vessels. Last but not least, we also fed the residual heat generated by the overheated steam and flue gasses into the heat grid via a superheater heat exchanger. Both the heat output and the total electric consumption are monitored around the clock.
- Output: 6 MW + 1.5 MW
- Design temperature 110 °C
- Design pressure 16 barg
- Circulation rate 250 m³/h