GRP Kiosks for RHI Biomass Boilers
A local company wanted to reduce their carbon footprint, reduce their energy bills, become more self sufficient and earn some extra income. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a new government backed scheme that provides a solution to all of the above.
The company found a specialist MCS registered installer to offer a complete solution including supplying, fitting and commissioning a new biomass boiler.
The proposed boiler needed to be housed outside the main factory building. Moreover, the wood pellet fuel will need to be located adjacent to the boiler with a suitably fire rated partition between the boiler and the combustible fuel.
The solution seemed to be a traditional brick built building. However, our client had worries regarding the cost and time implications of this structure. Time was critical as the government reviews such incentives annually – any delays could cost our client thousands of pounds over the course of the contract period. The brick building would present a large cost and take a significant time to build. There was also the issue of planning permission from the local authority, which increased worries over time and cost.
They searched for a faster, and more cost effective alternative to solve their housing issue – and found us.
We designed and built a bespoke GRP Kiosk. Designed to accommodate the biomass boiler and the fuel storage. The technical specification also surpassed what was required to meet the fire regulations. We had produced a ‘turnkey’ solution to our clients’ housing problem.
The GRP Kiosk included two sections; separated by a fire rated partition, it had a double door and emergency door access, ventilation, and a bespoke attachment designed to deliver wood pellet fuel at a high speed through the kiosk wall.
Industrial GRP completed the whole process from quotation, design, through manufacture and to installation in less than 4 weeks. The cost of the project for our client was significantly less than if they had advanced with a traditional brick structure, and the installation was completed well within deadlines – the result is that greater returns are being realised by our client.