The relationship between thermal and electrical demand is key to the correct design and specification of a CHP system.
- Operating strategy - Both commercial and mechanical operating strategy should be considered when designing a CHP system
- 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.
- Electrical Infrastructure and G59 - A CHP system is in effect a power supply connected to the national grid. There are many considerations before a CHP system can be commissioned.
- Spatial requirements - Allocation of sufficient space is a common design oversight when specifying CHP.
- Acoustic considerations - There are three areas of consideration for acoustics: breakout noise, ventilation noise and exhaust noise.
- Incorrect ‘Dump Rad’ use.
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