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GLACIER HIGH SCHOOL BIOMASS HEATING SYSTEM

“Touch-screen operator interface is fully integrated with building systems”

Project Description

In the face of rising natural gas and oil prices, the Glacier High School project needed an economical and environmentally beneficial alternative. Since the region has readily-available sources of wood fuels, a biomass-fired boiler design was ideal to provide this cost savings.

Project Details

Client Glacier High School
Date 2008
Services Provided boiler, fuel receiving and handling systems including a reclain auger, belt transport system, and bucket elevator.
Location Kalispell, MT

Project Features

Precision Energy Services, Inc., (PES) was awarded a turnkey contract to provide a wood-fueled hot water boiler at the new 200,000 square foot Glacier High School complex in Kalispell, MT. The system came online in May 2007 supplying 6 MMBtu/hr (net) of hot water and building heat to the facility. A PLC-based control system with touch-screen operator interface is fully integrated with building systems and allows variable boiler firing rates. PES provided the boiler, fuel receiving and handling systems; including a fuel reclaim auger, belt transport system, and bucket elevator. A remote monitoring system allows the school to log data from the boiler ensuring the system operates at peak performance. The under-fed stoker combustor was designed to utilize woody biomass fuels.

Project Features

Specially designed under-fed stoker combustor was designed to utilize woody biomass fuels.

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