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DP CleanTech completes pressure test for Polish biomass plant revamp

China-headed biomass combustion technology providers DP CleanTech has announced that it has successfully completed the milestone boiler pressure test for Elblag biomass combined heat and power plant in Elblag, Poland.

The 25 MWe biomass combined heat and power (CHP) biomass plant is owned and operated by Energa Kogeneracja Sp. z o.o. in Elblag. The plant was commissioned in 2014 but the performance was unsatisfactory. In order to optimize the boiler’s performance, increase the security of municipal heat supply and upgrade the local infrastructure, Energa awarded DP CleanTech the contract for boiler optimization in January 2018.

DP’s solution for Elblag CHP biomass plant consists of a complete exchange of the combustion system and a modification of the boiler second pass. This is anticipated to result in a 25 percent increase overall of the heating exchange surface.

The pressure test was conducted in two stages. The first step, (ECO) was tested at 226 Bar, and the second step to run the whole biomass boiler was tested at 206 Bar. According to DP CleanTech, the implementation of projects such as Elblag is based on its global execution model, which DP says is “unique” in the industry. DP’s organization structure and business systems facilitate global resourcing and knowledge sharing – this approach is behind the achievement at Elblag.

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