Fulton steams ahead

As part of a continuous improvement programme at its off-site decontamination units serving its hospitals, Nuffield Health has recently installed Fulton skid-mounted steam boiler packages with remote monitoring capabilities.

Each of the six sites contains a skid-mounted package consisting of three 60J boiler plus ancillaries and all eighteen boilers are being remotely monitored by a Fulton-designed telemetry system, which complies with the current PGS2 standard.

The system is capable of reporting critical alarm conditions such as primary and secondary low water, flame failure, high pressure and high water for each of the three dual-fuel 60J units per site, two of which are firing constantly with one on standby. The system also monitors signals from digital and analogue meters for gas, electric and water supplies and steam pressure. If a critical alarm condition is raised, the boilers will automatically shut down and the Fulton telemetry system will notify Nuffield site engineers via BT Redcare.

The next phase of the programme will enable the telemetry system to provide an overview of the operating conditions of each boiler, remotely via the internet. This will be installed when the new BG01 standard is ratified by the CEA, SAFed and HSE and is expected to reduce Nuffield’s regular plant room visits from 24-hour intervals to as little as every 72 hours.

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