Boiler rooms and power centers
Modern agricultural enterprises make heavy use of vegetables cultivation technology in protected ground. These types of greenhouses are related to power-consuming industries. The sheer fact of the greenhouse constant microclimate maintenance, supplementary lighting make conditions of high energy consumption level. In terms of the constantly growing dynamics of energy prices, this expenditure item significantly affects the cost of production, and therefore the profitability of the entire enterprise.
The calculation and subsequent control of the maintenance expenditures that the enterprise will bear after commissioning of the greenhouse complex in large part determine the financial indicators of the project. In this regard, we pay special attention in the design to the selection of the optimal solution in the context of operational costs. In many cases, energy-efficient solutions are significantly expensive in the implementation phase, but are repeatedly recovered in the process of operation.
This includes not only the selection of boiler and burner equipment, but also the pipeline system approved-in-principle. In particular, the heating of the greenhouse complex can be effectively implemented by using the two-pipe Tichelmann system. With this solution, the single-story constructions of greenhouses are uniformly heated, and the boilers operate with highest efficiency. However, this solution relates to a two-pipe system, consequently we need 2 times more pipes than with single-pipe systems, in addition, it is reasonable to use pipes of a relatively large diameter. This entails additional charges. That is exactly why it is highly desirable to calculate financial viability at the concept design stage and choose the best option in terms of tasks and financial investments. We offer both solutions with independent boiler rooms and projects with heating from the Central Heating and Power Plant. In some cases, it makes financial sense to implement a fully independent power center at the project, which will provide the complex with both heat and electricity. For agricultural enterprises, additional production of cold may be relevant (for temperature regulation in vegetable storehouses). In relation to the latter, we are ready to offer power centers based on trigeneration plants.