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Prysmian Group’s Bishopstoke facility is using an EP100 Electropack skid-mounted electric boiler and ancillaries from Fulton to produce steam that is being used to cure the insulation applied to the company’s 6491b low-fire-hazard wiring cable.

Curing is used to strengthen and increase the heat resistance of the insulation. Without this process, the insulation would have a lower temperature resistance and therefore the cable would have a lower current rating.

Following manufacture, batches of up to 16 drums are placed into a container where steam from Fulton’s EP100 Electropack boiler system is injected to start the curing process, which can take up to 12 hours at 80°C.

The Electropack range from Fulton comprises seven models designed for steam loads between 29kg/h and 160kg/h. It is fully packaged in a modern case and all services are connected at the rear for easy installation.

Key benefits of product application

  • Nicolas Chevaux from Prysmian said the main reason for choosing Fulton was experience as the technology had proven itself in a Prysmian Group site in south Wales, which is using the same unit for a similar curing process.
  • The electrically heated boiler was specified as it can be applied as a point-of-use steam source without the need for a separate plant room typically associated with gas- or oil-fired systems.
  • This also makes the electric boiler system quicker, easier and cheaper to install.
  • The Electropack boiler occupies minimal floor space and can be easily moved wherever it is required.
  • Heating elements are individually switched to allow the boiler to respond quickly and efficiently to variable steam demands.

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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