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Concrete effluent tank helps hospital meet standards

A Sealwall tank manufactured by Whites Concrete has become part of Rampton Hospital’s new Energy Centre in Nottinghamshire.

The pre-cast concrete Sealwall Tank is a key component of Rampton’s new effluent treatment plant – now a modern, automated system that meets both current environmental standards and future expansion of the site. Designed to ensure a watertight and robust connection between adjacent panels, the Sealwall is cast in segments with a specially designed jointing system.  Offering key benefits over traditional construction, the precast Sealwall units undergo rigorous quality control during manufacture and also reduce build-time by up to 50%.

The hospital’s coal-fired boilers have been replaced with a 1MW biomass boiler, a 1.2MW CHP engine and three high efficiency dual-fuel boilers running predominantly on gas. Under its framework contract, guaranteed specified carbon and energy savings are set to deliver projected financial savings of around £112,000 pa for the Trust.  The new plant meets all of the hospital’s heating and hot water requirements and approximately 87% of the total electricity demand.

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