Whitepaper from Shenton Group

Published:  07 November, 2014

9 fundamental design considerations for CHP specification

Design philosophy

The relationship between thermal and electrical demand is key to the correct design and specification of a CHP system.

Operating strategy

A commercially sound operating strategy should be based around the spark gap or rate.

A mechanically sound operating strategy should take into account the facility infrastructure, and the relationship of the CHP system with both the Building Management System (BMS) and boilers.

Relationship with boilers & BMS

More than 90% of operational shutdowns or failures of CHP plant are caused by bad control strategy or errors in the surrounding systems. The efficiency of a CHP system will become irrelevant if the design and installation does not outline the correct relationship with the facilities existing boilers and BMS.

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