industrial pipework

Burner upgrade for Thermo Fisher Scientific

We’ve been appointed by global life sciences firm, Thermo Fisher Scientific, to install two new Dunphy gas fired burners at its Inchinnan facility, near Glasgow, where it uses novel technology to make products for drugs which treat flu and other diseases.

In a drive to improve efficiency, the new equipment replaces older, out-dated systems with an upgraded solution that will reduce fuel consumption by five percent.

Gary Shepherd, managing director at James Ramsay, said: “A high demand site requires a high-performance burner to optimise operating efficiency. This new equipment has the potential to save five percent on fuel, and the digital combustion management system ensures accurate control and maximises combustion efficiency across the turndown range.

“We’re increasingly working with customers on measures to improve sustainability, and with environmental targets at the forefront, this is a great example of a pro-active approach to delivering really meaningful results and long-term cost savings.”

We’ll be managing the full CDM package as well as providing all the man-power, plant and material to execute the project from start to finish, including supply of the new Dunphy TG4.550MESC burners.

The project is now up and running with the installation of a new permanent steam and condensate pipe set up, including a fully engineered solution for expansion and trapping to allow the connection of a temporary steam boiler that will assist with the site load while each individual burner is replaced. Once the temporary set up is proven and made operational, the team will isolate the existing boilers, disconnect from the gas and electricity supplies, and remove, as well as removing the existing, out-dated burner control panel.

The existing boiler will then be modified to accept the new burner equipment. The new burners will be mounted and new burner control panels fitted, and installed with interconnecting wiring between the panel and burners.

James Ramsay, alongside trusted supply partner Dunphy Combustion, will carry out commissioning of the new burner in full load conditions, and conduct a full safety function check in conjunction with the site engineer and insurance inspector.

The new Dunphy TG series is hydrogen-ready and comes with a Ratiotronic 6000 digital combustion control system, Axial air flow forced draught fan, 10:1 turndown of modulation range, high-integrity self-checking photocell for 24/7 operation, and DN125 gas train for low pressure drop, so no booster is required.

Ewan McRory, Site Expansion Project Engineer at Thermo Fisher Scientific, said: “James Ramsay was selected following a competitive bid process. Progress to date has been to programme, a quality installation from all involved.”