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Title: Urban Wood-Based Bio-Energy Systems in Seattle

Abstract

Seattle Steam Company provides thermal energy service (steam) to the majority of buildings and facilities in downtown Seattle, including major hospitals (Swedish and Virginia Mason) and The Northwest (Level I) Regional Trauma Center. Seattle Steam has been heating downtown businesses for 117 years, with an average length of service to its customers of 40 years. In 2008 and 2009 Seattle Steam developed a biomass-fueled renewable energy (bio-energy) system to replace one of its gas-fired boilers that will reduce greenhouse gases, pollutants and the amount of waste sent to landfills. This work in this sub-project included several distinct tasks associated with the biomass project development as follows: a. Engineering and Architecture: Engineering focused on development of system control strategies, development of manuals for start up and commissioning. b. Training: The project developer will train its current operating staff to operate equipment and facilities. c. Flue Gas Clean-Up Equipment Concept Design: The concept development of acid gas emissions control system strategies associated with the supply wood to the project. d. Fuel Supply Management Plan: Development of plans and specifications for the supply of wood. It will include potential fuel sampling analysis and development of contracts for delivery and management of fuel suppliersmore » and handlers. e. Integrated Fuel Management System Development: Seattle Steam requires a biomass Fuel Management System to track and manage the delivery, testing, processing and invoicing of delivered fuel. This application will be web-based and accessed from a password-protected URL, restricting data access and privileges by user-level.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Seattle Steam LP dba Seattle Steam Company
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Biomass Program (EE-2E)
OSTI Identifier:
991167
Report Number(s):
DE-FG36-09EE0000435
TRN: US201022%%542
DOE Contract Number:
EE0000435
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; ARCHITECTURE; BIOFUELS; BIOMASS; BOILERS; COMMISSIONING; CONTROL SYSTEMS; FLUE GAS; FUEL MANAGEMENT; GREENHOUSE GASES; HEATING; INJURIES; MANAGEMENT; POLLUTANTS; SANITARY LANDFILLS; SPECIFICATIONS; START-UP; STEAM; WASTES; WOOD; Urban Wood-Based Bio-Energy Systems in Seattle

Citation Formats

Stan Gent, Seattle Steam Company. Urban Wood-Based Bio-Energy Systems in Seattle. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2172/991167.
Stan Gent, Seattle Steam Company. Urban Wood-Based Bio-Energy Systems in Seattle. United States. doi:10.2172/991167.
Stan Gent, Seattle Steam Company. Mon . "Urban Wood-Based Bio-Energy Systems in Seattle". United States. doi:10.2172/991167. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/991167.
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title = {Urban Wood-Based Bio-Energy Systems in Seattle},
author = {Stan Gent, Seattle Steam Company},
abstractNote = {Seattle Steam Company provides thermal energy service (steam) to the majority of buildings and facilities in downtown Seattle, including major hospitals (Swedish and Virginia Mason) and The Northwest (Level I) Regional Trauma Center. Seattle Steam has been heating downtown businesses for 117 years, with an average length of service to its customers of 40 years. In 2008 and 2009 Seattle Steam developed a biomass-fueled renewable energy (bio-energy) system to replace one of its gas-fired boilers that will reduce greenhouse gases, pollutants and the amount of waste sent to landfills. This work in this sub-project included several distinct tasks associated with the biomass project development as follows: a. Engineering and Architecture: Engineering focused on development of system control strategies, development of manuals for start up and commissioning. b. Training: The project developer will train its current operating staff to operate equipment and facilities. c. Flue Gas Clean-Up Equipment Concept Design: The concept development of acid gas emissions control system strategies associated with the supply wood to the project. d. Fuel Supply Management Plan: Development of plans and specifications for the supply of wood. It will include potential fuel sampling analysis and development of contracts for delivery and management of fuel suppliers and handlers. e. Integrated Fuel Management System Development: Seattle Steam requires a biomass Fuel Management System to track and manage the delivery, testing, processing and invoicing of delivered fuel. This application will be web-based and accessed from a password-protected URL, restricting data access and privileges by user-level.},
doi = {10.2172/991167},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Oct 25 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
month = {Mon Oct 25 00:00:00 EDT 2010}
}

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