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Fulton has supplied Advanced Plasma Power (APP) with one of its Electropack EP60 steam boilers, which has almost tripled the steam capacity at the company’s Gasplasma test facility in Swindon.

The plant is a test facility built to evaluate different types of wastes supplied by clients from various countries to optimise the Gasplasma process and, subsequently, the viability of a plant for that specific location.

A spokesperson for APP said: ’Given the growing interest in the Gasplasma process and subsequent increases in steam loads, we needed to upgrade our Fulton Electropack EP24 electric steam boiler.

’As it has been reliable, and the larger EP60 model almost tripled out output to 92kg per hour, buying another Fulton boiler was an easy decision,’ he added.

The spokesperson said that the footprint of both models is identical, and similar plumbing interfaces minimised installation costs.

The Electropack EP60 is part of a seven-model range designed for steam loads between 27.5 and 153kg/hr.

Fully packaged in a modern case, all services are conveniently connected at the rear for easy installation.

It can be easily moved to provide ’point-of-use’ steam wherever required in a plant and the heating elements are individually switched to allow the boiler to respond quickly and efficiently to variable steam demands.

The first section of APP’s Gasplasma process creates a fuel, called RDF, from the waste by removing all recyclable materials including glass, metals, hard plastics, oversized objects and any other materials that have a recyclable market value.

The second section has three main stages.

The first stage, where the Electropack EP60 is installed, uses steam from the E60 for the vigorous fluidisation of a sandbed in the fluidised bed gasifier, transforming the fuel into a synthesis gas that contains tars and soot.

A second separate stage connected to the fluid bed gasifier is a plasma converter that purifies the synthesis gas, vitrifying the ash and inorganic fraction from the gasifier.

A third stage then cleans, cools and conditions the synthesis gas before passing it to the final section, a power island, where it is used to drive gas engines to generate renewable, secure and clean heat and energy.

The Fulton name has been synonymous with steam since the company first introduced the vertical tubeless steam boiler in 1949 and Fulton was established in Bristol in 1966. Fulton is still one of the world’s leading manufacturers, producing an unrivalled range of multi-fuel steam boilers. But increasingly these are ordered by customers as part of bespoke turnkey systems designed to meet exacting specifications.

Today Fulton Ltd is an important design and manufacturing base in Fulton’s global network that also includes production facilities in the US and China. The company’s UK facility makes it possible to manufacture products more efficiently and to assemble completed units for whenever and wherever they are needed throughout the UK and in export markets.

Once just a steam boiler manufacturer, Fulton now specialises in ready-to-ship skid-mounted and fully packaged boiler plant rooms to meet the current demand for off-site fabrication. The company puts great emphasis on providing sales and application advice and a full commissioning and after-sales service to a growing customer base in hospital and healthcare facilities, food and beverage processing, laundries and other applications.

Design and manufacturing resources are shared and co-ordinated around the world, but no matter where your product originates it will always be produced to the highest quality in a facility that is wholly owned and managed by the Fulton Group, which remains a privately owned family business.

Fulton’s heating and hot-water systems can be delivered as fully prefabricated plant rooms or complete skid-mounted units, built to fit a prepared location and to connect direct to your services.

Using the latest CAD equipment, its design team can accommodate the most sophisticated engineering specifications in surprisingly compact spaces, locating components in the best possible position to suit the installation.

In every sense, today’s Fulton boiler systems are solutions that fit the requirements of the modern age of steam.

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