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Digester Refurbishment

Reason for activity

The customer came to Birch Solutions seeking an experienced anaerobic digestion project delivery company to resolve key issues affecting the performance of their plant, which included loss of digester performance, increased operational costs and tank corrosion.

How we helped

Following a detailed evaluation of the site and generation of an improvement plan with the customer, we undertook the project to deliver the complete refurbishment of the 4,000m³ digester on the site.

Elements of the work included:

  • Development of project plan and associated project and safety documentation
  • Safe de-commissioning for the plant prior to starting refurbishment work
  • Removal of the bio-dome and de-sulphisation net
  • Emptying and de-gritting of the digester
  • Replacement of top digester panels and application of protective coating
  • Refurbishment of mixing and feed systems
  • Start up and re-commissioning support

Continued support provided:

  • Plant optimisation
  • Biological support
  • Service and maintenance

Location: Buddleford, Devon

Plant Type: Agri Biogas Plant

Scale: 469kWe

Date Summer 2020