the feasibility of capturing and using large
quantities of waste heat from power stations
and industrial processes and storing it under-
ground for use later in homes and offices.
Large quantities of this waste heat could be
stored below ground in geological structures
such as saline aquifers or disused mines, even
accumulated through the summer to be used
in winter. ETI says that many potential heat
sources and storage areas are close to popula-
tion centers and could be used to support
large-scale district heating systems. There are,
however, uncertainties surrounding the effec-
tiveness, environmental impact and ultimate
capacity of such systems in the U.K. If success-
ful, the study will be followed by large-scale
Andritz to Convert Boiler to
Biomass for Polish Plant
International technology group Andritz
has been awarded an order by Dalkia Pozna
ZEC S.A. to convert a boiler fired by pulverized coal to a biomass-fired boiler in Dalkia
Pozna’s combined heat and power plant in
Poland. The unit with the converted Andritz
biomass boiler will produce approximately
170 GWh per year of certified green electricity and 325 GWh per year of heat.
Startup is scheduled for December 2011.
The converted biomass boiler will
be based on Andritz’s bubbling fluidized
bed combustion technology. The scope
of supply comprises pressure parts, combustion air system, fuel-feeding and ash-handling equipment, a soot-blowing system,
modification of the existing flue gas cleaning system, erection work and startup.
Dalkia Pozna ZEC is a member of Dalkia
Polska, the largest private operator of district
heating networks in Poland, present in 40
towns and cities across Poland and providing heating for 2 million people.
AssociAte Development engineer
UC Davis Health System, located in Sacramento, CA is seeking an
Associate Development Engineer for their Plant Operations and
Maintenance Department to have primary responsibility for the
programming, operation, maintenance and repairs of the digital,
electronic, electric and mechanical control system for the LM2500 gas
turbine cogeneration central plant. The central plant provides primary
and emergency electrical power, chilled water, heating water and steam
for a 148 acre campus which includes a 613 bed acute care hospital.
Requires extensive experience in programming, operation and
maintenance and repairs of central plant operations. Demonstrated
knowledge and skills to operate, troubleshoot, program, maintain and
repair Distributed Control System (DCS), and Direct Digital Control
Energy Management Systems. Experience with PC or computer
systems to access and manipulate data and control equipment and
processes. Valid Class C Drivers License required.
UC Davis Health System offers an excellent Benefits package.
Please visit our website at http://apptrkr.com/162918 and refer to
Clinton Woodward Phillips
Clinton Woodward Phillips, 91, who served our industry as a
mechanical engineer and consultant, passed away on October
13 at Riderwood’s Renaissance Gardens in Silver Spring, Md.
A Life Member of IDEA, Clint was a mechanical engineer
at the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) specializing
in standards for mechanical systems in buildings. He served
as the President of the American Society of Heating,
Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
from 1982-83. He also volunteered in industry organizations,
researching energy-saving technologies in the design of
large-scale combined heating, cooling and power systems
on college campuses and in cities. In Riderwood Village
Clint was active in the Woodcrafters. He is survived by his
wife of 27 years, Mary Jane Phillips; his two sons by Ethel
Catherine Lynch, James Woodward Phillips (Constance)
and Stephen Thomas Phillips (Ann); four grandsons; 11
great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was married for 41 years to Ethel Catherine Lynch who
predeceased him on October 18, 1981. IDEA extends its
condolences to his family and former colleagues.