Case Studies - Power and Energy Engineering
Cadogan Consultants has undertaken the feasibility for, specified and acted as engineer for the installation of the Northern Irelands largest heat only, steam raising Biomass Boiler. The project, for a private client in Northern Ireland has really been achieved with the minimum of difficulty, thanks in part to the good working relationship fostered with the client and some careful project planning.
CCGT Power station 1
The station is an 80MWe combined cycle gas turbine power station. It comprises a Gas Turbine, two Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG), a steam turbine and six package boilers.
CCGT Power station 2
The station is a 680MWe power station located in England. It basically comprises two 9F frame sized gas turbines, two Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) and a steam turbine.
CHP at Western General Hospital
The Western General Hospital is a large acute hospital situated in north west Edinburgh. Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) operates the energy centre including steam boilers, emergency generator, etc. on behalf of the Hospital Trust. SSE also supplies the hospital with electricity from the grid.
Cadogan Consultants is acting for the two principal parties in a Community Energy Project in Edinburgh which will use waste heat from an industrial site to provide all of the heating requirements for a housing development.
Contractual dispute at CCGT Power Station
Contracts were in place which had IMechE/IEE Model Form MF/1 as the general conditions. The contractor having suffered delays, disruption and additional expenses because of alleged misrepresentation implied terms and general.
Corpach Hydro Scheme
Cadogan Consultants were appointed to provide a cost effective facility for managing the water levels in the Caledonian Canal during periods of high water flow.
Drax Power Station
Drax is the largest coal-fired power station in Western Europe (4,000 MW) with the largest flue gas desulphurisation plant in the world. Cadogans provided expert advice on environmental emissions.
Energy Centre at Ahlstrom
Ahlstrom Fiber Composites (Ahlstrom) manufacture non-woven textiles at its plant near Duns in the Scottish Borders. The plant received power via two parallel overhead lines that were historically problematic. The steam raising boilers were nearing the end of their useful life. The nearest gas supply pipework was a few miles away and there were no plans by the utility to supply the area with gas.
Multi-fuel Energy Plant
A multi-fuel energy plant was provided within a major turnkey project for a new factory in the Middle East producing medium density fibreboard.
Municipal Waste Fired power station
Cadogans acted as expert witness on disputes relating to the water tube boiler at a large municipal waste fired power station.
Oil Shale Fired Power Station
Cadogans acted as expert witness on disputes relating to mechanical plant performance and fuel quality at a power station in Europe. The issues involved steam turbines, boilers, fuel specification and handling provisions.
Pollution from a Special Waste Incinerator
An incinerator burning special or industrial chemical waste was accused of emitting dioxins and furans which poisoned cattle. The farmers raised a civil action against the operator of the incinerator.
Power Industry Market Research Publication
For a number of years Cadogans has prepared Market Research Reports on the Power and Electricity Sector for Espicom Business Intelligence (formerly MDIS Publications).
Public Inquiry Waste to Energy
A senior member of Cadogan's staff has given expert evidence at four public inquiries into the construction of incinerators with energy recovery. Two of these were to burn clinical waste, one for municipal waste and one for sewage sludge. They were in various locations in England.
Public Inquiry Wind Farm
Developers were proposing to install wind farms with a total capacity of about 30MW in the North of Scotland. Local groups objected to the development and a public inquiry was held.
Solvent Recovery Project
Cadogans was responsible for the development and implementation of a project for the recovery of a solvent (furfural) from a refractory process. The process involved the mixing of a number of dry powders with a resin to form the basic refractory type material for the mix. The mix is then used to form refractory moulds. The solvent is used to assist the distribution of the resin through the mix. Most of the solvent is then evaporated off the mix in the dryer. Cadogans conducted trials and developed a process to recover the solvent after evaporation.
Waste Heat boiler safety equipment
The owner of a clinical waste incinerator was prosecuted by a local authority for releasing untreated gases into the atmosphere while testing the safety equipment on the incinerator's waste heat boiler.
A public body owned a pipeline conveying water at 180°C and 13 bar gauge in which the welds began to fail progressively. A court action was raised against the installers of the pipeline.