Specialist engineering expertise uprates Quarry Kiln gas system performance

Specialist engineering expertise uprates Quarry Kiln gas system performance

How we provide expertise to a complicated gas project.

Programme

The Hindlow Quarry in Derbyshire is operated by Lhoist, a major provider of specialist products to industry, construction, agriculture and environmental services. The kilns are used to process lime, which is widely used for power station flue gas treatment and processing of wastewater.

We provide the Buxton facility with gas purging services for the site’s kilns and this relationship led to Lhoist engaging with us to lead on re-engineering a kiln gas rig to improve safety and reliability.

Outcome

The work involved adapting the kiln’s original design plans to redesign the gas and air intakes, connecting all the associated pipework and recommissioning the facility.

This involved working closely with Lhoist to re-engineer certain design elements to improve overall kiln reliability and gas system integrity.

Dennis Habergham, Design & Technical Manager, said that the project presented a number of challenges, notably because technicians were required to work on the top level of the 30m high kiln, which meant negotiating 12 flights of stairs and hoisting all equipment into place from ground level.

Dennis Habergham: “Our ongoing relationship with Lhoist enabled the company to understand the full extent of our capabilities and so we became the lead contractor on this project, working closely with the local management.”


A proven track record

Technicians were required to work on the top level of the 30m high.

Negotiating 12 flights of stairs and hoisting all equipment into place from ground level.

Working 100% flexibly and most importantly, safely.


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