The two boilers will mainly use surplus power from the plant's own production, but the boilers are also designed to enter the attractive German balancing market. The sale has become a reality through the company Bielfinger VAM Anlagentechnik GmbH in Austria.
The PARAT boiler was chosen because of its unique characteristic for the balance market, but also the choice of high-quality components were important for N-ergie. AS:SCAN partnered with Bielfinger VAM Anlagentechnik GmbH, one of Austria's largest contractors in this market, and the two electrical boilers are a part of a large thermal storage supplied by VAM. AS:SCAN look forward to get started with the installation, which will begin in March 2014.
Parat’s IEH Electrode Boiler has been designed and developed by the PARAT Halvorsen’s in-house engineers and manufactured in its workshop in Norway for more than 20 years to a compact design of up to 50MW in one unit. It allows users to switch from cold to full load in less than 15 minutes, with 30 seconds from minimum to full load. Minimum load is below 2%. Significantly, there is no current to earth, no electrode wear and the boiler requires only minimum maintenance.
Power from wind and solar energy can be utilised in the boiler for steam or hot water purposes. Hot water can be stored during peak production periods, and utilised when needed in district heating.
Parat’s remote monitoring system enables web-based remote monitoring of the boiler plant from anywhere in the world. This also includes online troubleshooting and upgrades of the control software from the Parat Halvorsen AS service centre in Norway.
Another significant feature is that the electrode boiler system can be delivered in a complete turnkey boiler house.
“We made a major breakthrough after participating for the first time at Hannover Messe as an exhibitor last year,” says Parat Halvorsen Sales Director Martin Løvland. “It was a particularly busy exhibition, the world’s leading event for industrial technology, and it gave us the opportunity to demonstrate how our system generates heat from renewable sources."
“We will be exhibiting again with a full scale electrode boiler at this year’s Hannover Messe from April 7 to 11”, says Mr Løvland.