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The CIBSE Yorkshire Committee
January 2018

Tour of University of Leeds CHP plant

20th March, 4.30pm for 5pm start.

This event is being co-hosted by the University of Leeds, the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Dalkia who run the Generating Station Complex on their behalf.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is amongst the biggest in the UK and includes two of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe treating over 1 million patients each year in almost 2,000 available beds. The University of Leeds is home to 33,000 students from all over the world who are looked after by 7,645 staff making The University the third largest employer in Leeds. The Generating Station Complex produces Electricity, Steam, LTHW, Chilled Water and compressed air to serve both organisations. This tour is your opportunity to learn more about the site, how it is managed, how the CHP operates, the equipment within it and to ask questions at the end of the session.

To demonstrate the volume of energy produced the Dalkia Service Scope of supply is as follows:
  • Steam at 8.3 Bar to 81.5 te/h
  • low temperature hot water maximum output of 3.6MW
  • oil free general service compressed air at 6.8 Bar and up to 9,682 liters/minute
  • oil free medical air at 7.2 Bar and up to 16,000 liters/minute
  • chilled water at 6°C to a total load of 11.7MW
  • electricity to a maximum of 15.6MW from installed capacity or grid connections
You will be given a tour of the building lasting approximately 40-45 minutes in small groups and be able to  see the control room, generating room, learn about the legionella control and ask questions once your tour is over.

Due to the nature of the site you require full PPE including:
  • Hard Hat
  • Safety glasses/over glasses
  • Flat safety shoes/boots
  • Hearing protection (ear plugs can be provided)
  • Long sleeved clothing
During the tour you will be climbing steep and narrow stair cases, have to step over high steps in to rooms and there is a great deal of noise and vibration in certain areas. If you have a pacemaker fitted you will not be able to join the tour, but are welcome to attend the information session and question and answer session afterwards.

As the noise in the building makes conversation difficult it is worth bringing a notepad so you can write down questions to be asked at the end.
You will be able to park at The Edge fitness centre from 4.45pm while tea, coffee and biscuits will be available in the meeting room from 4.30pm. There will be an introduction from Dalkia (who are also generously sponsoring the event) before having the site induction and tours.
We will then return to the meeting room for drinks, questions and further discussions with it being expected that we will be finished for c7.30pm.
The address for the GSC is:
Clarendon Way
The following link takes you to a campus map:
Parking is at point 101
The meeting room is point 100
To book your place please contact Jill Hoggan by email: stating your name, company name, the number of places you would like and guest names.
University of Leeds
20/03/2013 16:30:00

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