Purchasing heat plant
There is a wide range of combustion equipment (boilers) available on the market and a number of experienced suppliers. Most heat plant, including ancillary equipment is imported from overseas manufactures. The suppliers are skilled at taking “off the shelf” equipment and applying it to specific applications. Every application ids different. For a list of suppliers see Where can I buy heat plant.
Choice of combustion equipment will depend on the fuels available in the locality of the application. Equipment can be sourced for any fuel type but any fuel can not be used in all equipment. When making a decision on heating equipment look first at the fuel likely to be available over the 20-30 year economic life of the equipment and then chose the appropriate equipment. (Not the other way round).
- A guide to tendering for heat plant is available in Technical Guide 4 - Tender guidelines for the installation of wood energy plant
- A guide for specifiers of heat plant is available in Technical Guide 10- Consultant/specifier practice paper for wood fuelled industrial and commercial heating systems
- A guide for suppliers of heat plant responding to requests for proposals is available in Technical Note TNSB64 - Guidance for responding to requests for biomass fuelled heating of schools and government facilities.
- A guide for undertaking financial lifecycle analysis is available in Technical Guide 14 - Best practice guidelines for lifecycle analysis of heat supply projects.