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£80 MILLION DEVELOPMENT WITH DRAX

The fire detection and alarm system, for what is claimed to be the largest renewable biomass co-firing project in the world, was installed by Faelsafe Ltd. Work was completed in April 2011 with an addition to the project in August 2011 linking the biomass plant with the coal plant (known as project Phoenix).

Faelsafe Ltd designed, installed and commissioned the bespoke system to ensure the safe transportation of the very flammable product from Lorry and Rail offloading areas to the Station Mills, where it was blown directly into the boilers. Our close working relationship with suppliers allowed us to manufacture our own extinguishant panels and bespoke SCADA/PLC interfacing to allow for full detailed reporting of faults and fire signals to the operators in the control room.

The new £80m facility in North Yorkshire will enable Drax Power Station to receive, handle, store, process and co-fire with coal, a variety of biomass materials. The new facility enables electricity to be generated when forestry residues, agricultural bi-products and energy crops are burnt alongside coal in the existing coal-fired boilers to provide heat. This process provides benefits to the environment and the economy. It is a low cost, efficient renewable technology and as biomass directly replaces burning coal, overall CO2 emissions are reduced.

 

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£80 MILLION DEVELOPMENT WITH DRAX

The fire detection and alarm system, for what is claimed to be the largest renewable biomass co-firing project in the world, was installed by Faelsafe Ltd. Work was completed in April 2011 with an addition to the project in August 2011 linking the biomass plant with the coal plant (known as project Phoenix).

Faelsafe Ltd designed, installed and commissioned the bespoke system to ensure the safe transportation of the very flammable product from Lorry and Rail offloading areas to the Station Mills, where it was blown directly into the boilers. Our close working relationship with suppliers allowed us to manufacture our own extinguishant panels and bespoke SCADA/PLC interfacing to allow for full detailed reporting of faults and fire signals to the operators in the control room.

The new £80m facility in North Yorkshire will enable Drax Power Station to receive, handle, store, process and co-fire with coal, a variety of biomass materials. The new facility enables electricity to be generated when forestry residues, agricultural bi-products and energy crops are burnt alongside coal in the existing coal-fired boilers to provide heat. This process provides benefits to the environment and the economy. It is a low cost, efficient renewable technology and as biomass directly replaces burning coal, overall CO2 emissions are reduced.

 

Project gallery.