Sainsbury's have installed over thirty Eco Link wood pellet boiler units at their UK stores with a further thirty seheduled for 2011 as part of its ongoing commitment to reduce its impact on the environment. This leading biomass technology was introduced as a key element of their corporate strategy to reduce CO2 emissions.
These purpose built modular units provide heat and hot water to the store (300kw to 1MW) by burning wood pellet fuel stored in one part of the unit, using a Uniconfort boiler housed with equipment and controls in the other part of the unit.
The boiler and associated equipment is managed via a control panel which can be accessed remotely for monitoring. The controls are also integrated into the stores building management system to provide real time, accurate operating information.
Within the confines of the modular unit is the wood pellet fuel store. This is filled via 3 separate delivery pipes that discharge the wood pellet fuel into the storage area at varying locations along the length of the fuel store. An illuminated lamp fuel level status panel was been fitted to the door of the control panel & a repeater panel installed in the Managerís Office.
The modular units are built offsite and then transported and positioned onsite connecting to the existing store systems.