A cogeneration plant produces both heat and electricity at the same time using fuels such as gas, fuel oil or biomass.
In a separate configuration, the yields of a power plant and a heating system are lower than those of a cogeneration system. With a CHP installation, a yield can be obtained that is more than 16% higher than the yield of a separate configuration.
It is important for a CHP system that the dimensioning is done according to the heating profile. A load duration curve will be drawn up for this purpose. Based on this curve, the CHP plant can be dimensioned and designed.
The engineering of a CHP plant involves the following steps:
- Preparation of a feasibility study
- Analysis of current consumption
- Preparation of a load duration curve
- Assessment of the required permits
- Preparation of a cost-benefit analysis taking into account possible subsidies
- Dimensioning of the new CHP plant
- Preparation of the P&ID diagram for the installation to be carried out
- Drawing up a circuit diagram
- Drawing up an assembly plan
- Monitoring of implementation
- Completion of the installation