We apply an effective problem solving approach to the ventilation and smoke control challenges of power stations and energy from waste facilities. We offer an integrated approach: we can be your single partner who is responsible for design, delivery, installation and performance of the ventilation system.
The benefits of working with Colt include:
What the issues are
Power generation plants present particularly challenging conditions, such as heat, dust, fumes, noise, odour and smoke, which can be difficult to control. This is true whether energy is generated from waste, from nuclear or from “traditional” sources, such as oil, gas or coal.
What we can offer
We have the expertise to develop the most efficient and cost-effective solution to tackle the ventilation and smoke control challenges presented by all types of power generation plants. Colt experts can rely on an extremely broad range of products, which are fully tested, durable, high in performance, easy to install, multi-functional in character (in many cases offering smoke control and natural ventilation) and low in running costs.
Colt is represented around the world by local teams of experts that are able to support designers and building owners from the outline design phase, using CFD simulations, right up to completion of the installation of the proposed solution.
Colt offers an integrated approach as the partner who is responsible for design, delivery, installation and performance of the entire ventilation or smoke control solution
Each facility is different and presents its own issues. This is where our effective problem solving approach comes in to tackle the challenge of developing a design that will guarantee optimum performance.
A building’s internal climate is affected by various factors: its location, orientation, the materials used in its construction, as well as what it is used for. The building interacts with the environment, so that its internal climate is affected by seasonal changes in weather conditions and temperature.
In the case of a power plant, additional factors come into play: excess heat, humidity, required process air and contaminants resulting from the energy generation process, as well as odour in the case of Energy from Waste facilities.
Our integrated approach takes into consideration all the factors affecting the power generation plant’s internal climate to tackle the ventilation challenges it poses:
Wherever possible, Colt will design solutions that make use of natural ventilation, which reduces running costs through the reduced consumption of energy. The many advantages of this solution include:
In order to provide the most efficient and cost-effective solution, it is essential that design considerations relating to ventilation are considered at the earliest stage.
Where conditions permit, it is possible for Colt to provide a system that warms the incoming air by directing the heat generated by the plant down to low level, adding energy recovery to the benefits of our natural ventilation solutions.
In cases where the design of the building or the client’s requirements do not permit the use of natural ventilation, Colt will use mechanical ventilation to achieve the desired result.
Colt makes use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to simulate flows and heat transfer within buildings. This tool enables Colt experts to predict flows and transfer of energy within a specific building in different situations. The CFD tool can also be loaded with the data resulting from thermal imaging, which identifies sources of heat within a building, to create simulations of flows and heat transfer and develop solutions to reduce excessive heat. CFD analysis can be used to develop the best smoke control and ventilation systems to achieve the ideal Colt conditions: a comfortable, safe and energy-efficient internal climate.
Some CFD examples
Where the building already exists, Colt offers a pre-order design service including a site survey. Colt uses the latest technologies to carry out studies in the fields of thermal and acoustic climate, airflow and pressure, air quality and safety. Having documented detailed measurement results, Colt experts are able to identify possible issues and recommend improvements and solutions. The detailed analysis enables them to design tailor-made concepts fully suited to the situation, providing systems that are guaranteed to perform as required.
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The conditions in a power station or an energy from waste facility demand rugged equipment. Our products are fully tested in our own as well as third party laboratories and are highly durable. They are manufactured under the ISO 9001 series of standards.
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